From the monthly archives: January 2011

Suit Filed to Protect One of Nevada’s Largest Bat Roosts, National Park

For immediate release – January 25, 2011

Contacts: Jon Marvel, Executive Director Western Watersheds Project, 208.788.2290 Rob Mrowka, Center for Biological Diversity, 702.249.5821

LAS VEGAS, Nev – Two conservation groups and three Indian Tribes filed suit today to protect a pristine mountain […]

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Denny Rehberg (R-MT) has introduced the first wolf bill of the new congress into the House of Representatives which would hand over management authority of wolves to the states of Montana and Idaho.

Here is the bill

Update 1/27/11: Apparently there are two bills.  The second one would remove all protections […]

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The impending bison slaughter.

On January 26, 2011 By

The snow is deep, in fact it’s 130% of average in Yellowstone this year. That makes for a bad situation if you are a buffalo there. Do you try to stay in the Park where you can’t get to the food that you know is under all of that snow or do you follow your […]

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The Cattle Association opposes the release-

Pronghorns released for new start on Yakama Indian Reservation. Ancient inhabitants are of the Columbia Basin.  Rich Landers. The Spokesman-Review. [ed. note to Spokesman-Review, the plural of pronghorn is pronghorn]

Good for the Safari Club! It appears that when the cattle association took their traditional […]

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$1000 for poacher in the Poudre Canyon-

That is near Ft. Collins, CO.
Story: Colorado Crimes: Bighorn sheep poacher wanted, $1,000 reward. By Kiernan Maletsky. The Latest Word

I put this story up after a request from a blog reader near the area.

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During the winter, the melting Arctic is like opening the refrigerator door . . .

The refrigerator gets warmer, and the room (the lower latitudes) get colder.

The cold winters of late might be a climate change rather than random variability.  The explanation would be the weakening of the cyclonic winds that keep the extreme […]

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More reporting about the bighorn/domestic sheep disease study

Other than the study itself, this is the first time that I’ve heard Dr. Srikmaran talk about last year’s study which confirms that domestic sheep diseases kill bighorn sheep.

“I am not that happy about this finding. Some people’s livelihood depends on domestic sheep,” [But the] […]

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Note that this replaces the 20th edition. That edition will now move slowly into the depths of the blog.

 

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Motorbikes, ATV interests rebuffed for large roadless area between Glacier N.P. and Bob Marshall Wildlerness-

Judge upholds ban on motorized travel in Badger-Two Med. By Karl Puckett.  Great Falls  Tribune Staff Writer.

I’ve only been there twice, and just into it a little way.  My impression […]

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Some would say this guy had it coming-

What is it with these wolf-hating, deer and elk poachers?

Of course, Nugent is famous.  He’s in another category from most of these poachers.

This news is from August. We had missed it, but no one mentioned it in the long discussion of the subject. Guess that […]

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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