Description: Challenge to denial of request for status review of distinct population segment of Yellowstone bison.
Buffalo Field Campaign v. Skipwith
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/23/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Challenged New Denial of Request for Status Review of Yellowstone Bison. Three organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS’s) decision not to initiate a status review of the distinct population segment (DPS) of Yellowstone bison pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The organizations alleged that the FWS failed to address deficiencies previously identified by the court in a 2016 decision not to initiate review. The plaintiffs asserted that the decision was arbitrary and capricious because the FWS, among other shortcomings, failed “to adequately analyze the foreseeable risk to the DPS of Yellowstone bison due to climate change.”