Western Watersheds Project and Wild Utah Project had a significant win this week on the Duck Creek allotment of Utah. In the longest running administrative grazing appeal hearing in the history of the Department of the Interior, including 12 weeks of hearings and a record of 15,000 pages, WWP demonstrated that [...]
More dollars to deal with these destructive invasives might get into federal budget-
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) gives the good news that federal appropriations might go up this year for feral hog control despite sequesters, debt limit confrontations, austerity programs, etc.
USDA-Wildlife Services, an agency which most conservationists have a low opinion, would [...]
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received two letters today from conservation scientists criticizing a draft Rule that would remove protections for wolves across the lower 48 states. One letter came from the American Society of Mammalogists, the other from 16 conservation scientists. Signatories include several scientists who conducted the research the government relied upon [...]
USFWS called “wrong” to say no grizzlies had been killed on Sheep Experiment Station on Idaho/Montana border, Continental Divide Area
Boise, ID. On May 17, 2013 the Western Watersheds Project, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, Native Ecosystems Council and Yellowstone Buffalo Foundation filed a suit in federal district court to challenge domestic sheep grazing that has been [...]
Montana is said to be investigating-
Gardiner, MT. Given the frequent stories of wildlife killing and hate that emanate from the Gardiner, Montana area, the latest find of 2 to 4 bison carcasses north of Yellowstone Park is raising worry about more illegal and legal wildlife killing in the area and/or the spread of domestic or wildlife [...]Continue Reading →
Fatal ungulate disease advances as Wyoming game managers continue on in denial-
Our recent story on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin now has a followup in the treasured Greater Yellowstone country. In both places, wildlife managers and politicians continue to take a heedless attitude [...]Continue Reading →
Hypothesis points to how profound indirect effects of human caused ecological changes can be-
For a generation now lake trout (mackinaw) have greatly reduced the formerly hugely abundant Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and in its tributary streams. This decline was made worse by the emergence of whirling disease, a parasite carried by people [...]Continue Reading →
News on wind and solar farms keeps getting worse-
It doesn’t have to be that solar and wind power alternative energy has to be hard on people and animals. However, the way they are being rolled out is damaging.
For example, the SW desert solar farms seem to be spreading the debilitating fungal disease, coccidioidomycosis [...]Continue Reading →
Will this program stem the decline of grizzlies in SW Alberta?
Grizzlies are on the decline in Alberta. The province has far fewer bears than adjacent British Columbia and even fewer than the state of Montana to its south.
Resource development such as tar sands, natural gas exploration and development all along the Rocky Mountain [...]Continue Reading →