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Will firefighters be able to prevent a new run even farther to the east?
Update 9/17. Eastward spread of fire most likely contained.

The Mustang Fire has burned at least a hundred miles now, west and east along the main fork the Salmon River in Idaho. The River contained the Fire’s southward spread, […]

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Red Flag warning day with leading east flank of 261,000 acre fire less than 2 miles from U.S 93-

After several days of gentle breezes, Aug. 9 began with a “red flag” warning over all of Eastern and East Central Idaho.  High winds and the super dry forest, grass, and brush covering the Salmon River […]

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Fire burns into Montana, threatens U.S. 93, 9/3/12, 210,000 215,000 221,000 acres in size-

9/3-2012. Update: check with Inciweb for latest evacuations along or near U.S. Highway 93, North Fork, or in the Montana portion of the fire (such as Hughes Creek). These evacuation levels have been increased.

There are now 933 960 personnel, including […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate  lands in Arizona and New Mexico-

Not all endangered species receive a designated “critical habitat.”  This is a big thing for the big cat that is a rare inhabitant of the SW U.S.  The trouble is jaguars may not even inhabit the United States on a continuing basis. […]

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Building the huge Interstate cut a swath through the wildlife rich mountains and foothills, and over time the wildlife impact of I-90 has grown-

Interstate 90 is a vital transportation corridor from the Seattle area eastward across the northern Cascade mountains, but the magnitude of the gash has served to bisect wildlife populations and cause […]

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Release of 32 bighorn underway-

This release by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and private individuals has taken 20 years to be accomplished. The stock for the release came from Nevada to the south around Stonewall Mountain near Tonapah. They are desert, not Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.  Bighorn are now back in […]

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Demise of the Imnaha Pack is hardly the end of wolves in Oregon-

Sneakcat has a story on this cheerful news.

The Ochoco Mountains cover a large expanse of northcentral Oregon. They are not very high, but sprawl over a big area with many small drainages and […]

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Enough cow pies at Kane Lake

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Hiker outraged at bovine caused  mess at what is arguably Idaho’s most beautiful alpine lake-

The Pioneers are the second highest mountain range in Idaho. They are of beautiful, hard glaciated rock, carved into giant peaks, spires, lake-filled cirques and waterfalls with wildflower meadows some of the time before the cattle reach them. Livestock grazing […]

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Red Rock Fire grows to 5700 acres. Temperature inversion keeps the smoke under a lid in Jackson Hole-

This fire, which was just resized from 5,729 acres, compared with 2,835 acres a day earlier, is burning in dead pine, aspen, fir and meadows near Goosewing R.S. and the controversial Wyoming Game and Fish Alkali elk […]

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Though USFWS has long estimated 5-10 grizzlies in area, there have been no photos-

Grizzly bear photographed in the North Cascades. Seattle Post Intelligencer

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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