John Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story about the listing of the slickspot peppergrass plant under the Endangered Species Act. The flowering plant is found only in eight southwest Idaho counties. Freemuth noted that those eight counties also rely on grazing, and its listing will have ramifications. “Where exactly is it and what uses are going on in that habitat? Those will now have to be reassessed, or even whether those uses will be allowed to continue because of the existence of that particular plant.”
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