Big dairy and recreational dredge miners to benefit-
Boise, Idaho. It looks like this year’s Idaho legislature might outdo the previous in attacking water quality protections in the state.
In the Idaho House of Representatives, a bill has passed the Resources and Conservation Committee that would unprotect the federal wild and scenic rivers in the […]Continue Reading →
Killing Thousands of Animals Each Year Violates Environmental Laws
BOISE, Idaho— Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today over the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s failure to fully analyze and disclose the impact of its “Wildlife Services” program in Idaho, which kills thousands of wolves, coyotes, foxes, cougars, birds and other wild animals each year at […]Continue Reading →
State Senate Resolution claims wolves increasingly endanger people-
LANSING, MI. They just can’t give it up. Despite no wild wolf attacks in Michigan or any other state where wolves have been recently restored, politicians who don’t like them insist people are being increasingly threatened as shown by this story from the Michigan State Senate. The Republican […]Continue Reading →
Should NE Washington wolves be transplanted?
B.C. undertakes massive wolf kill to save mountain caribou-
Washington wolf relocation?
Wolves are on their way to recovery in Washington state, but most of it has been in the state’s Eastern Washington recovery region. There is also a significant population in central Washington (North Cascades zone) where the […]Continue Reading →
Biggest water user is most definitely not the cities of the West-
When we look at biggest use of water in the Western United States, livestock, meaning cattle, stands alone.
It’s February 2015 and most of the West remains locked in a great drought. It covers all of the West except Montana, Wyoming and about […]Continue Reading →
Was it trespass, or is it really punishing WWP for exposing that truth?
In the matter of Frank Ranches, et al. (more ranches) versus Johnathan Ratner, individually and in his capacity in Western Watersheds Project and Western Watersheds Project (WWP), there have been a number of motions: a […]Continue Reading →
Rangelands make up a large proportion of the Earth’s surface, and the soils hold a significant amount of sequestered carbon. Rangelands are estimated to contain more than one-third of the world’s above and below ground carbon reserves.[i] As a consequence, there is interest in determining the potential for soil carbon sequestration in […]Continue Reading →
The collapse in oil prices has not dampened their interest or what many call their “outlandish” economic claims. Despite grassroots public support, those who want to take the public lands are now very active in the many new Republican dominated state legislatures.
In Wyoming a land transfer study bill has just passed the state senate. This bill commissions a […]Continue Reading →
By Deanna Meyer
Recently I heard news that our county (Douglas in Colorado) was getting one of the nation’s biggest malls. The news simultaneously sunk my heart and angered me. Why the hell do we need another mall? To consume the world? Then my mind raced to the location of the mall, and the […]