Not to be confused with the numerous barren ground caribou or the woodland caribou, the mountain caribou is faltering all over B.C. In the United States it would be, and in fact it is, an endangered species. A tiny herd hangs on in northern Idaho. It wanders back and forth over the border.

This sad situation has been brought on by too much logging old growth forests. Now the B.C. government has a plan, and it’s controversial.

Read in the Globe and Mail, “Can B.C. help save endangered caribou?

Related. Backcountry traveller to present on caribou. Robson Valley Times (B.C.)

More. British Columbia May Kill Cougars, Wolves for Caribou Recovery. By Neville Judd.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Can B.C. help save endangered [mountain] caribou?

  1. avatar Kalanu says:

    Isn’t this the most asinine thing you’ve ever heard? Wait, I’m talking to Ralph Maughan and readers of his blog. I imagine you’ve heard a lot of asinine things over the years…
    These caribou…think about it people…geez, I can hardly talk about it. I mean, geez. What kind of surreal world are we living in?
    Here’s the contact info for the knucklehead responsible for this: Send him an email and let him know this is a completely unacceptable plan.

    Hon. Barry Penner
    Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Water Stewardship and Sustainable Communities

    barry.penner.mla@leg.bc.ca

    Room 112
    Parliament Buildings
    Victoria, BC
    V8V 1X4

  2. avatar Kalanu says:

    Also, check out these links to see what more we can do.
    http://www.mountaincaribou.org
    http://www.caribounation.org

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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