THE COST OF THE BIGHORN COMEBACK

From: High Country News

“(Becky Pierce) filed a complaint against Stephenson and the department with the California branch of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in 2010. Later that year, a state legislative counsel concluded that snares were indeed illegal, and soon after, the predator control program ended. Pierce, who no longer works on the project, also sued the department for defamation and retaliation for whistleblowing. That suit was settled out of court in September.”

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