We have made links to web cams in Idaho, Montana and Western Wyoming (wolf country)-.
Alpine, ID/WY web cam. Located on the Idaho-Wyoming border looking east to the mouth of the Snake River Canyon.
Apgar Mountain web cam. This is a backcountry web cam in [...]
A recent editorial in the New York Times by Christopher Solomon (7-5-14) suggested that America’s Wilderness System on its 50th birthday was facing a “midlife crisis” as he called it. Solomon suggested that the basic premise of the 1964 Wilderness Act—that we can maintain and protect wild country by leaving it alone–is questionable in an [...]
Black Angus standing under crab apple trees felled by a single bolt-
Last week a mixture of 45 cows and calves were killed near Darby, Montana by a lightning strike. When hit, they were standing close together under some crab apple trees.
While this is a fairly large loss, especially from a relatively small herd, [...]
Wasteful Government Grazing Program to Continue
Hailey, Idaho—Last month’s effort to end wasteful government programs at the Agricultural Research Station’s U.S. Sheep Experiment Station by closing it in the fall of 2014 has been thwarted by political interference from Idaho Representative Mike Simpson. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack claimed that the station had become a [...]
OVERLOOKING THE ROLE OF LIVESTOCK IN THE DEMISE OF THE GREATER SAGE-GROUSE & ITS HABITAT
A report by Western Watersheds Project
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE:WWP Sagegrouse and livestock report
An enormous land management planning effort is underway in the American West, involving ten [...]
Pups Provide Excitement for Yellowstone’s Summer Wolf Watchers-
© 2014 Kathie Lynch
Oh, what a night—July 10 of 2014! Few wolf watching experiences can compare to the thrill of that beautiful summer evening when Lamar Canyon alpha 926F surprised her faithful fans by parading past with one, two, three, four, five, six (six!) black [...]
Forest Service Proposed Action Deeply Flawed
Moscow – Today, Friends of the Clearwater announced their outline of a Citizens Conservation Biology Alternative for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan Revision. The Clearwater River drainage encompasses nearly 5-million acres of public wildlands and is part of the largest intact ecosystem in the [...]Continue Reading →
I just got back from a mountain bike ride. The trails outside of Bend, Oregon where I reside have numerous loops and degrees of difficulty. Riding my mountain bike is a pleasant way to unwind, get some exercise, and enjoy pedaling without the fear of being hit by a car. The trails are located in [...]Continue Reading →
Despite an executive order signed by Governor Steve Bullock on May 22 that restricts Montana Department of Livestock agents from entering “private property without landowner permission unless there is an imminent threat of disease transmission from bison to livestock or people”, Montana Department of Livestock agents trespassed onto the property of West Yellowstone resident Ed [...]Continue Reading →
Dr. Clait Braun is indisputably one of the preeminent sage grouse experts in the nation. He has studied sage grouse throughout their range and has published many peer reviewed scientific articles about the species over his long career. Recently Dr. Braun wrote a letter to the Casper Star Tribune in response to a Continue Reading →
Utah State Government shows its true colors on public lands-
A month ago 20 protesters made a camp near PR Springs, high (8000 feet) on the Tavaput Plateau in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah.
This is oil shale country
For almost a century developers have been trying to figure how to extract the [...]