Politicians claim states will make money managing federal lands. They conveniently avoid the “elephant in the room”
The renewed effort to move the national forests, BLM lands, and maybe national parks and monuments into state management or ownership likes to talk about economics. However, these people don’t use hard economic figures in their quips to [...]Continue Reading →
Roast bird record at Mojave solar plant even worse than predicted?
Plant workers call them “streamers.” Birds that fly through the beams of concentrated sunlight at the massive Ivanpah solar plant near Primm, Nevada catch fire and fall from the sky, leaving a smoky trail as they burn and die.
This solar plant is not [...]Continue Reading →
A response to Brooks Fahy’s column -
Zack Strong is a wildlife advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Bozeman, Montana. He is a strong proponent of the proposed wolf stamp. Earlier Zack asked to respond to George Wuerthner’s critique of the stamp here in the Wildlife News. We published it. Now he responds [...]Continue Reading →
Hunters split. So were wolf advocates-
The wolf stamp hearing is over. It was teleconferenced. It seems like those for it were about equal to the number of opponents. Just as interesting is the hunters were divided on it, and so were wolf advocates. The split among the latter has been mirrored at the Wildlife [...]Continue Reading →
Because of the current open comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Proposed Rule Changes for Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and the recent hearings on the same, I’ve been spending a bit of time with the DEIS and trying to wade through all 467 pages of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new [...]Continue Reading →
Cliven Bundy is free. Michael Brown dead. Justice?
Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was shot six times and killed nine days ago by officer Darren Wilson. Brown was shot because, perhaps, he was resisting arrest for jaywalking or stealing cigars.
Unarmed local residents gathered to protest his death. They were met by local law enforcement [...]Continue Reading →
Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine- Conservationists Promise Legal Action to Protect Rare Species
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision today to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine ignores the best available science, including advice from the Service’s own wildlife experts, conservation [...]Continue Reading →
By Brooks Fahy, Executive Director, Predator Defense
Recently one of our county’s most highly respected environmental organizations, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), proposed that wildlife advocates improve the plight of wolves in Montana by purchasing a special wolf “conservation” stamp for $20. The money raised would allegedly be used to resolve wolf conflicts nonlethally, [...]Continue Reading →
After years of landscape scale drought in Nevada, irrational grazing practices continue. While the Bureau of Land Management is required by federal law to protect wildlife habitat on our public lands, the agency has been woefully lax in addressing the combined impacts of livestock grazing and drought on habitat essential to sage-grouse, antelope, mule deer [...]Continue Reading →