No wolf population growth and almost no livestock depredations-
The 2013 official Washington State wolf report is out today. It shows a very slight population increase from 2012 — from 51 to 52 wolves. Because random effects loom so large in small populations, it is most reasonable to call the situation “no growth,” “stable.”
Because [...]Continue Reading →
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., [...]Continue Reading →
In the latest Jackson Hole News and Guide, outdoor writer Todd Wilkinson discusses the question, “Do wolves, cougars help curb diseases?” At the Wildlife News we have posed the same question. Properly stated this question can be investigated scientifically.
First a hypothesis (or hypotheses) need to be stated [...]Continue Reading →
Early morning earthquake was in area NNE of Norris Geyser Basin-
The big news on the web yesterday was about the moderate tremblor at Los Angeles. However, a quake about a third as strong happened inside Yellowstone National Park 4 miles north by northeast of Norris. This doesn’t mean there is about to be an [...]Continue Reading →
Wilderness Act of 1964 was the beginning of statutory protection of wild country-
It took seven years to move the Wilderness Act through Congress, but finally in 1964 it passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law.
While some Forest Service lands had already been administratively protected as a kind of backcountry [...]Continue Reading →
Did militant unlimited property-rights firebrand die in Oso landslide?
Many speculate why there was so little action to prevent building below an obvious landslide area near Oso, Washington, where now 25 bodies have been recovered. A likely contributing factor has just emerged in the news.
Living in the path of the landslide was Thom Satterlee, 65, and [...]Continue Reading →
Popular Lake Mead/BLM desert area to be closed in portions to secure cattle of scofflaw rancher-
See updates at the bottom of the article.
“Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Clark County, Nevada, within the Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, Bunkerville Flats Areas will see temporary closures to the public [...]Continue Reading →
Today Idaho’s Governor Otter signed H0470, the Wolf Control Board bill, and H0649, the bill that appropriates $400,000 in general funds to the Board, into law. The Board will receive additional funds up to $220,000 with $110,000 coming from Idaho Department of Fish and Game and $110,000 coming from the livestock industry for a total [...]Continue Reading →