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The Greater Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest grouse in North America. The grouse is found in sagebrush steppe from Alberta to New Mexico and throughout the Great Basin region of Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  It has been extirpated from much of its former range and is no longer found in [...]

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Four experts on wolves, cougars, grizzly bears, and other predators will present and discuss-

The “Predators, Prey, Habitats” symposium will feature presentation on wolves, cougars, grizzly bears, and other predators and how they effect prey species and habitats at Idaho State University Wed., April 9th at 6:30 p.m. on campus in the Gale Life Science Bldg., [...]

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During the holidays, while the 1st Annual 2-Day Coyote and Wolf Derby was taking place in Salmon, Idaho, writer Christopher Ketcham, our very own Brian Ertz, his sister Natalie Ertz, and my neighbor Brian Walker decided to enter the derby as contestants. The story they brought back was very insightful and I have been anticipating [...]

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S.1337 goes far beyond criminalizing videos of Idaho CAFOs-
It’s a threat to outdoor travel and recreation-

By now readers might have received some alerts about S. 1337 which is before the Idaho legislature. It is being portrayed as a threat to documenting what goes on in concentrated animal feeding operations in Idaho. It [...]

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Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis has introduced a bill in Congress to expand paddle sports in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, forcing the Park Service to open many more waterways to recreational boating.  I am a boater, former wilderness guide, BLM river ranger, and a licensed outfitter/guide in both parks who could stand to benefit [...]

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Predator Defense has been doing great work to uncover the malfeasance of USDA Wildlife Services, the federal agency tasked with killing wildlife to protect commercial agricultural interests.  Three former federal federal agents and Congressman Peter DeFazio were interviewed for the video.  Former Wildlife Services agents tell terrible stories about how their higher-ups told them to [...]

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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