Reader generated wildlife news-

It is time to create a new page of “Reader Generated Wildlife News.” Do not post copyrighted material.

Here is the link to the “old” wildlife news page that began on Nov. 25, 2018. From there you can access links to the many older pages of wildlife news readers created.

Please post your wildlife news in the comments below

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

22 Responses to Do you have some interesting wildlife news? Feb. 14, 2019 edition

  1. avatar Mike Todd says:

    I would like to see someone write an article on grazing on federal lands…specifically – please note, articulate, emphasize, and make it clear to all that there is no such thing as grazing “rights.” It is a privilege to graze your livestock on public lands, and if you do not adhere to the specifications of your lease agreement, you can be removed. What landlord would allow a tenant to trash his rental unit and not suffer some consequences?

  2. Protect The Wolves™ Seeks Native Americans as well as Tribes, Native American Founded Organizations to Join Us Please.

    Protect The Wolves™ will be filing an intervention in support of WWP argument against the USDA.

    Our Phone conference yesterday with Erik Molvar of Western Watersheds Project and our Attorney Adam Carlesco who will be writing our Intervention in support of Western Watersheds Project, instead of an Amicus Brief, that way any tribes that sign on will additionally become full-fledged plaintiffs, as well all can raise claims independent of CBD, WWP, and WEG.

    It was a great call. Erik is always thankful for having research and tools offered that they do not have available to them.

    We owe Erik a Huge Thank you for his help in submitting our Regulation Change Petition, as well as Our Proposed “Sacred Resource Protection Zone” to Wyoming Game and Fish Meetings.

    Protect The Wolves™ is seeking Tribes from any location, Native Americans as well as Native American Founded Organizations from all over Turtle Island to sign on to Our Intervention .

    The USDA in their 1998 FONSI did not mention consulting with tribes or Native Americans period. It is past time that the Government begins to protect the Religious beliefs of all Native Americans which includes things like Wolves and Grizzly’s and Bison to name a few that Traditional Native Americans hold as Sacred.

    Please Share this article along with our phone number (530) 377-3031 to any and all that would like to sign on to Our Intervention.

    We thank you for your spreading the Word 😉

    ~Patricia and Roger

    Protect The Wolves™


  3. As Wolf Depredation on Domestic Livestock escalates, throughout the World with the Wolves successful re-introduction populations spread, the contentious anger between Livestock Producers and Conservationists does also grow. My published research Blog at http://WWW.FENCEFLAGWOLFTRAINING.COM is a tangible suggestion, with minimal cost, to mitigate the anger on both sides of the fence!
    Donald J. Kaleta

  4. avatar Rob Edward says:

    Durango Herald: Don’t believe anti-wolf hype – let science guide us

  5. avatar Yvette says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone

  6. avatar Yvette says:

    A different view of the border than what you’ll hear from the orange alien.

    It’s nine years old but still informative and worth the watch.

    • avatar idaursine says:

      Very informative, and a gorgeous area worth saving. Sad about the ocelot and tortoise and other wildlife, and a shame to see the entire country continue on to becoming more urbanized, agriculturalized, with dull and boring sameness everywhere – and more and more fragmented – when there is such vibrant biodiversity.

  7. We posted an Article here, it didnt get posted.
    – – – –
    It did. Thank you. (RM-ed.)

  8. avatar Immer Treue says:

    16 minute presentation by Doug Smith. Always interesting to listen to. This talk is just a bit different.

    • avatar Nancy says:

      So much of what Doug Smith says rings true out here in the west.

      The human species is so self absorbed anymore, they can no longer see the trees, let alone the wildlife and wilderness areas (still out there) for the need (or greed)

      The norm is to sustain/adhere to a world that has become more and more demanding and less and less aware of our impact on other species who share the planet.

  9. avatar Ed Loosli says:

    “Wolves may keep cows off some Washington State Fish and Wildlife land” By DON JENKINS Capital Press

    Washington State Fish and Wildlife may prohibit cattle from some department grazing lands to avoid conflicts with wolves, according to an internal review of grazing policies.

    • avatar Immer Treue says:

      Deferring a bit to wolves, or a chess move of sorts?

    • avatar idaursine says:

      It probably is the best thing to do – but I’m leery and expect some retaliation from ranchers. They retaliate now, so to prohibit them from public lands could result in something really ugly.

    • avatar WM says:

      Source article for Ed’s post:

      Query, as Immer suggests, this might be a chess move. My recollection from the WA Wolf Plan and the EIS, this sort of thing was not contemplated as needing to happen. What will the WDFW Commission do when reminded of this?

      WDFW lands are to be distinguished from WA Department of Natural Resources lands (both owned by the state). DNR has a pretty conservative base and I expect if their lands would be implicated in a no grazing because of potential wolf conflict the wolf poop will hit the fan big time. They may even view the WDFW thinking out loud concept, if it reaches a formal proposal stage, as a pending attack on DNR lands too. Stay tuned. This is bound to get pretty noisy if a proposal makes it out of WDFW.

  10. avatar Nancy says:

    “A new, highly complex and destabilized ‘domain of risk’ is emerging – which includes the risk of the collapse of key social and economic systems, at local and potentially even global levels,” warns the paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research. “This new risk domain affects virtually all areas of policy and politics, and it is doubtful that societies around the world are adequately prepared to manage this risk.”

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