It is time to create a new page of “Interesting Wildlife News.”
It has been a long time since we have had a new page. The page and comment loading time has become very slow. Please put your wildlife news in the comments below. Do not post copyrighted material.
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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.
Big Piney, WY air quality cam. Near Big Piney looking ENE across the desert to the Wind River […]
When the new draft recovery plan for Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi), a.k.a. lobos, came out at the end of June, there were immediate concerns about the scuttling of science that resulted in the Service cutting population targets and habitat goals for the species. Some of those concerns were covered in an earlier TWN post
The 4th Annual Speak for Wolves will take place on July 27-29, 2017 in the Historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana. This annual wildlife advocacy conference in the heart of Yellowstone is a family-friendly event featuring guest speakers, live music, food, poetry, book readings, panel discussions and a field trip. […]
COMMENTARY ON PAUL HESSBURG PRESENTATION
I’ve attended a number of Paul Hessburg’s “Mega Fire” presentations. The following is commentary that follows his presentation that can be reviewed prior to, during, and after his presentation to get a different perspective on the wildfire issue.
Dr. Hess burg’s wildfire presentation has some good points that are worth […]
A recent article in Wood River Journal titled Wolf Project Enters 10th year detailed how private livestock producers have successfully harassed public wildlife on public lands to reduce losses to native predators.
It details how Defenders of Wildlife, working with wealthy millionaire ranchers like the Lava Lake and Land Company, have joined together to […]Continue Reading →
by Greta Anderson and Sandy Bahr
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just released a recovery plan for the lobo that will remove federal Endangered Species Act protections long before a stable, functional, and recovered population is achieved. The draft criteria for down-listing or delisting Mexican wolves in this new document is woefully […]Continue Reading →
The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has decided to delist the Yellowstone grizzly bears, removing them from the protection given by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). And state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Montana are anxious to start sport hunting the bears.
If you follow environmental politics, it is very clear why industries like the […]Continue Reading →
HAILEY, Ida. – Western Watersheds Project yesterday entered into a settlement agreement with the Forest Service that gives salmon, steelhead, and bull trout spawning habitats in the upper East Fork of the Salmon River a chance to recover from the impacts of livestock grazing. The settlement resolves litigation challenging violations of Endangered Species Act requirements […]Continue Reading →
By Erik Molvar
Rocky Mountain elk are one of the stars of the show at Yellowstone National Park, a world-famous destination for wildlife viewing. Elk are a defining species for the natural and human communities surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Summer tourism is the primary engine of local economies, and the prospect of […]Continue Reading →
Flawed ‘McKittrick’ Policy Ruled Unlawful
Tucson, AZ — Late yesterday, a federal judge threw out the Department of Justice’s flawed ‘McKittrick Policy’ under which the government only prosecuted killers of animals on the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) list of imperiled species when it could prove the killer knew the exact biological identity of the […]Continue Reading →
Recently I drove up the Lostine River corridor and hiked the trail in the Eaglecap Wilderness giving me a good opportunity to review a Forest Service proposal to log the river corridor.
The agency is using a stealth method of approving the proposed logging called a “Categorical Exclusion”. The CE allows the FS to proceed […]Continue Reading →