From the monthly archives: February 2014

25 of America’s Last Wild Bison Trapped at Stephens Creek; 20 Shipped to Slaughter


A wild bison is confined in Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek Trap
National Park Service Photo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 12, 2014
Contacts:
Dan Brister, Buffalo […]

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Controversial wildlife bills are only part of it-

Most of the attention by those interested in wildlife in this year’s Idaho legislature have focused on Governor “Butch” Otter’s 2-million dollar wolf killing bill as it continues to advance toward law. Nonetheless, there are other […]

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5 Keys to Reforming Wildlife Management in America-

Over the years, I have come to realize that the current wildlife management model in America, at the federal level, and particularly, the state level, is broken. The system is such, in which, politics trumps the best-available science, the special interest-minority overwhelms the democratic-majority and the almighty […]

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Today the US Fish and Wildlife Service released the Peer Review of the proposed rule to delist wolves nationwide and its findings were pretty damning.  The proposed rule relied heavily on the findings of one paper, Chambers et al., which reclassified wolves and recognized the eastern wolf as a new species […]

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Future evolution to make Earth home to variety of rat-like creatures?

What will be the end result of the human tendency to shoot, club, poison, or destroy the habitat of the large mammals, and as they disappear the medium sized mammals as well? Dr Jan Zalasiewicz  at the Geology Department at the University of Leicester (UK) […]

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Bozeman, Mont.—Conservation groups entered into a settlement agreement today that will require the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prepare a new Biological Opinion before grazing domestic sheep this summer in southwest Montana. Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, Western Watersheds Project, Continue Reading

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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