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With the confusion over Bundy, a book by Dennis McLane is suddenly very relevant-

Below is a history of grazing and the BLM the public needs to know.

When Bundy cattle trespass situation came to a head this month, there was great media interest and a mass of confusion too. Now the situation is clearing a bit. More [...]

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This morning I came across an editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that was obviously written by someone who knows next to nothing about sage grouse.  As most of you know, editorials are articles written by the news editors of their respective papers that express the opinion of the newspaper.  They are often unsigned. [...]

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Reality squashes the call of the right-winged goldbug-

In recent years the siren call of the goldbug, mostly that of the right winged sub-species,  has been heard throughout much of the world.

Infestation by this bug, this pest, is known to create fear of hyperinflation despite an actual condition of deflation, It also produces a [...]

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Ten photos of jaguar near at site of 6,990-acre Rosemont mine project area-

Arizona is pockmarked with abandoned copper pit after pit and associated toxic tailings.  There are also some active pits and old ones starting back up. Finally there are plans for another new giant pit on the north end of the Santa Rita Mountains [...]

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The American Bird Conservancy notes in a press release that a million birds may be dying each year after becoming trapped inside PVC pipes used to mark mining claims throughout the country, but mainly in the west.

Small birds apparently see the opening of PVC pipes used to mark mining claims as a hollow suitable [...]

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Collaboration is all the rage. How it has worked in Montana-

Past stories here at The Wildlife News have not been very friendly to the process called “collaboration”  although we have not written about it for a while.  That does not mean it has disappeared nor become friendly to conservation of our forests, grasslands, sage [...]

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Simplot Company report to justify lower water quality standards provokes big controversy-

Anglers don’t like pulling fish off their lure that look like mutant monsters. The accusation that selenium poisoning from the Smoky Canyon phosphate mine is killing fish, creating awful deformities, and being picked up into the ecosystem in general has greeted  a 700-page draft [...]

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The effort to list the Greater Sage-grouse via the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been an uphill battle.  However, even as the end-game has yet to be realized, the effort itself has been remarkably successful at prompting bureaucratic backflips and a whole lot of paper-shuffling to accommodate consideration of the species.  Unfortunately, many of the existing and developing [...]

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Over my years of traipsing around public lands in the West I have come across hundreds of uncapped 3-foot tall PVC pipes sticking out of the ground. For a long time I didn’t know the purpose of the pipes but later came to understand that they were used as markers for mining claims. I’ve peered [...]

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Utah’s Kennecott pit shocks Native Alaskans contemplating the proposed giant Pebble Mine-

Kennecott’s pit on the edge of Salt Lake City has been a fixture of the area for many years. It polluted the ground water and the smelter poisoned the air, but it [...]

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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