Raymond Page and Western Watersheds Project (WWP) have separately appealed an August 31,2009, decision (Final Decision) issued by the Surprise Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Final Decision renews, with certain changes, the grazing permit of Hapgood Ranch for the Calcutta Allotment.
Included with WWP’s appeal is the Declaration of Michael J. Conner (Conner Declaration) and a petition for a stay of the Final Decision. BLM filed a response in opposition to the petition and a motion to dismiss WWP’s appeal for lack of standing. WWP filed a reply, including the Supplemental Declaration of Michael J. Conner (Supplemental Declaration). For the reasons set forth below, the motion to dismiss is denied, the petition for a stay is granted, and the appeals are consolidated.
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