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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Rancher, feds settle Snake River case


December 29, 2022

CENTRAL FERRY — The U.S. government has reached an agreement with a rancher accused of allowing his cattle to trespass on federally managed lands along the Snake River.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington approved the settlement of case no, 2:18-cv-00024-SAB (E.D. Wash.), involving conflict between federal managers of the Central Ferry Habitat Management Unit adjacent and Riley’s River Ranch.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington Vanessa R. Waldreff said the settlement agreement between Riley’s River Ranch, rancher Walter “Sonny” Riley an...

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