Conservation groups’ suit targets predator control

February 13, 2015 11:59 PM

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BOISE, Idaho — A federal lawsuit filed Feb. 11 by conservation groups alleges USDA’s Wildlife Services program in Idaho has routinely killed predators without conducting the necessary environmental reviews.

The plaintiffs — Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater and Project Coyote — named Wildlife Services, Idaho Wildlife Services Director Todd Grimm and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the suit. The plaintiffs are represente...

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