From the daily archives: Thursday, December 14, 2006

By Ralph Maughan
Wolf Recovery Foundation

Stanley, Idaho. The small central Idaho town of Stanley passed an ordinance Dec. 13 stating that no person shall knowingly feed “big game” within the corporate boundaries of Stanley.

Idaho is not like Wyoming. Except for a few instances Idaho Fish and Game does not feed wintering deer or elk. However, private feeding is not prohibited in Idaho.

In Stanley, private winter elk feeding has taken place in recently years, mostly carried out by anti-wolf activist Ron Gillet who fed them last winter behind his place. Last winter about 85 elk endured harsh weather conditions while they waited to be fed hay. The elk also stripped many of the trees in the yards of the residents of town and ate other planted vegetation.

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Bob Caesar called my attention to this story story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Cougars die from Plague by Cory Hatch.

A mother cougar and her kitten died of plague. Two other cougars were found dead of the plague. This is rare in Wyoming, plague being more of […]

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Perhaps the most important environmental decisions the Forest Service makes is the 15-year (on the average) forest plans for each of national forests. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has always been at the core of the forest plans. NFMA, the National Forest Management Act, requires the forest plans and their updating, but it’s NEPA […]

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Stopping the oil and gas leasing is not enough,  Bill Schneider. New West.

The Forest Service is not protecting the area from off-road vehicles and parts of the Front could fill up with trophy homes.

An ominus sign on the Rocky Mountain Front. Montanans will […]

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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