From the monthly archives: September 2013

Trend of introducing mountain goats outside historic range continues-

Utah’s Division of Wildlife has captured about 50 mountain goats from its thriving herd in the high Tushar Mountains of Southern Central Utah and released some of them into the photographically famous La Sal Mountains, east of Moab, near the Colorado border.

Seeing and hunting the […]

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Federal judge blocks megaloads from Clearwater-Lochsa Wild and Scenic corridor

BOISE — A federal judge this morning temporarily blocked additional megaload shipments through the Clearwater National Forest, America’s first Wild and Scenic River corridor and the homeland of the Nez Perce people.

Federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s injunction was issued as part of a lawsuit […]

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They have a right to trample your property rights. Some say they take even more than that-

Urban folks have rarely heard of open range laws, but people who own land outside town in “open range” areas certainly have.  It is a long time and contentious issue that is heating up as more people own […]

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Kathie Lynch’s Yellowstone wolf report Slow wolf watching in the smoky air is giving way to excitement as crisp and clean autumn arrives-

By Kathie Lynch, Copyright 2013

Yellowstone National Park. Crisp mornings, afternoon thunderstorms, smoky skies, and scarce wolf sightings all tell you that fall is right around the corner in Yellowstone National Park. As […]

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Wolf that went to California seems to have new home-

After many stories about Oregon wolf 7 (OR-7) in the Golden State, last spring he finally returned to Oregon . . . though not to his faraway birthplace in NE Oregon.

We haven’t heard about him for some time now, but his location has stabilized […]

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This is one of a number of crossing overpasses that have gone up-

Building overpasses over busy highways in notable spots where animals cross make a lot of sense in terms of safety of people and the animals.  We have seen several near Wells, Nevada and reported on them. Now one is nearing completion over […]

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It is time for a new “wildlife news” thread.  Please put your news, links and comments below in comments –“Leave a reply”.    Here is the link to the old thread that’s now being retired (Aug. 16, 2013).

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Some Republican members of House Natural Resources Committee gather to attack ESA and EAJA-

Congressional hearings are held in theory to help gather information to write legislation. Every standing committee of Congress has members of both parties in proportion to their numbers in the full House or Senate.  Many congressional hearings are not attended by […]

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After many many complaints, comment period will run until Oct. 28-

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today extended the public comment period until October 28 on two proposed rules to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Threatened and Endangered Species, while maintaining protection and expanding recovery efforts for the […]

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Survey says elite public opinion on wolves in Southwest may differ greatly from average citizen’s-

According to the results of a survey released by Defenders of Wildlife (see their news release below), Arizona and New Mexico citizens strongly support recovery of the Mexican wolf.  300 randomly selected registered voters in each state were interviewed by […]

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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