From the daily archives: Monday, July 13, 2009

Unfortunately, the flowers may be the result of overgrazing by the horses-

This article and its premise may spark a lot of controversy.

Wild horse range pressured by overgrazing. By Brett French. Billings Gazette.

I should add that I have never been to the Pryor Mountains of Montana, which are east of Cody and […]

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Like so many other developments in what was  “sagebrush sea,” wind power impacts sage grouse-

I think that to the energy industry and many folks, including most Western politicians, the non-forested open spaces are just empty space where they could put “stuff.” The declining presence of sage grouse, and no doubt other wildlife in the […]

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This is hardly news to us, but coyotes are common in many cities and suburbs nowadays-

As for myself, I’m happy when a coyote wanders through the neighborhood. It (or they) clean out the feral domestic cats.

Controlling wily coyotes? Still no easy answers. By Mark Stark. Associated Press.

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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