From the daily archives: Monday, December 22, 2008

‘Poster Wolf’ Was One of 18 Rare Mexican Wolves Killed Through Capture; Altogether, More Than 2,900 Gray Wolves Killed-

Conservation groups are fed up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continuing to use the photo of a particular Mexican wolf as their “poster wolf,” after they trapped and accidentally killed her back in 2005.

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These are comments by the Missoula Independent on the EPA’s new on-line database, and one particularly — Montana subdivider David Allen Phillips-

etc. by the Missoula Independent staff

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The 1872 Mining Law is a long-standing embarrassment, but Obama has shown no interest in dumping it-

During the primary election season when Obama first came out against significant reform of this land destroying, trillion* dollar give-away, I thought he had merely received bad advice. Raúl Grijalva’s fervent desire to end this law probably weighed […]

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For now it’s just data, but its uses in trip planning, signing, road construction, and road routing are obvious-

Highway Wildlife Collisions. Idaho Fish and Game.

Idaho Fish and Game says it’s web site database will be available for public use soon.

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This NPR story is about getting rid of cattle genes in bison-

Bison are Back, but can they Survive. By Jacqueline Froelich. NPR

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The beginning of a land base for a tribe that was terminated?

Trust for Public Land, Klamath Tribes to Buy Mazama Forest Land. News release. Trust for Public Lands.

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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