From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

For places to see a mountain lion, the area near 9th and Myrtle in Boise would be the last place I would expect. More than likely this is a young male cat looking for a territory and it probably won’t live too long unless it leaves soon.

The bobcat, however, seems likely to be the […]

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The Elwha River, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, flows out of Olympic National Park. It was dammed in the early part of the last century in violation of an 1890 law which required fish passage facilities on dams “wherever food fish are wont to ascend”. The logging companies were so powerful that the fisheries commissioner allowed […]

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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