Conservation Groups Advance Additional Claims Against Bureau of Land Management

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Maricopa Audubon Society sent a 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Endangered Species Act to stop cattle in four grazing allotments from further damaging streams and riparian areas of the Agua Fria National Monument in central Arizona. The notice effectively alerts BLM to the conservation groups’ intent to amend existing pleadings in a pending lawsuit against the agency for allowing cattle grazing to damage critical habitat for numerous threatened and endangered species.