From the daily archives: Friday, December 22, 2006

Like like last May, the Galena Pack has come down out of the White Cloud Mountains in the vicinity of Stanley, ID.

Lynne Stone sent the photos below, taken on Dec. 21. Some happy folks from Stanley were standing in the bad weather watching as well as some employees of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area […]

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Here is another newspaper article on delisting. “Idaho wolves face delisting.” It is the Idaho Mountain Express, written by Steve Benson.

I’m posting it because it has different quotes and new figures not given in earlier articles. For example, Steve Nadeau, the state’s large carnivore manager, said wolves had not […]

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My take on Tim Treadwell-

On December 22, 2006 By

One reader asked that I post an essay I wrote about Tim Treadwell (and Werner Herzog). This is from my old web site, written about a year ago when “Grizzly Man” came out.

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Here is the latest news release from the Buffalo Field Campaign.

Once again, the West Yellowstone area has claimed the title of the coldest place in the lower 48 states. This morning’s frosty low temperature is 20 below zero. Monday’s low temperature reached way down to -32 F. Throughout the week, BFC volunteers have been bundled up and out in the field keeping an eye on four magnificent bull buffalo in Horse Butte’s Yellowstone Village housing area. These buffalo have chosen their location wisely as the residents of Yellowstone Village have strictly prohibited buffalo harassment in their neighborhood, including hunting. Nevertheless, several groups of prospective hunters continue to watch the buffalo in this protected area hoping they might move to an area where one might get a legal shot. These buffalo, however, seem content to conserve their energy and thus far, have stayed well within this safe zone.

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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