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 [...]
With confusion over Bundy, book by Dennis McLane is suddenly very relevant-
History of grazing and the BLM needs to be known.
When Bundy cattle trespass situation came to a head this month, there was great media interest and a mass of confusion too. Now the situation is clearing a bit. More reflective and more [...]
The new film “Wild Things” exposes USDA’s war on wildlife-
Each year Wildlife Services—a little known agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture—shoots, traps and poisons millions of animals, including about 100,000 native carnivores, ostensibly to resolve conflicts between people and wildlife. However, thousands of these animals are killed unintentionally, and many more are killed [...]
Slide Web cams now added 4/19-
Jackson, WY. Efforts have stopped to build a tall concrete barrier to stall part of the East Gros Ventre Butte from giving away. The incipient slide has changed from movement too slow for the naked eye to fast enough to [...]
The Greater Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest grouse in North America. The grouse is found in sagebrush steppe from Alberta to New Mexico and throughout the Great Basin region of Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. It has been extirpated from much of its former range and is no longer found in [...]
I’d like to respond to the misinformation in Paul Clark’s guest column n the H and N April 14th which focused primarily on wolves and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As background I have participated in studies on wolves, worked as a hunting guide in Montana, and lived for many years adjacent to [...]
Many of Cliven Bundy’s supporters in the Bunkerville showdown last weekend were saying things like, “It’s not about the tortoise,” and making the issue of long term trespass into a sign that the U.S. is headed towards fascism under a overreaching regime.
But, see, it kind of is about the tortoise. The threatened Mojave desert [...]Continue Reading →
Finally a one-place compilation of information-
With all the media, much of it with an agenda, covering this story, finally there is a compilation of facts, and text of court cases on the situation. It is in a new Wikipedia article.
We imagine Fox News and others in the media are pouring over it right [...]Continue Reading →
Let’s talk a bit about the public lands grazing fee that Cliven Bundy refused to pay.
The Forest Service (FS) has been charging fees to graze private livestock on federal lands since 1906 and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been charging fees since 1936. In 1978, Congress established a fee formula in the [...]Continue Reading →
Slide was not started by spring thaw and rain alone-
The slide (or maybe best called a “slump”) above the northwest part of Jackson, Wyoming was not just the product of a wet spring, the spring thaw, and a steep slope known to have been unstable.
A lengthy story in the Jackson Hole [...]Continue Reading →