Recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear has been an intense interest of mine for most of my adult life. Yellowstone Park has been a refuge, inspiration and cause for me since I was a boy in Rexburg, Idaho, and my parents began to take me there.
The grizzly bear was put on the threatened species […]Continue Reading →
Florida just held its first bear hunt in several decades, targeting 300 of the bruins for death. Just three years ago, the black bear was listed as threatened, and the state’s bears had not been hunted since 1994.
The proximate reason for the hunt is that bears, according to representatives of the Florida Wildlife Commission, […]Continue Reading →
The State of Wyoming has officially responded to the suit by conservationists, photographers, and food safety advocates against their “data trespass law.” That law criminalizes data collection by private parties on open lands in Wyoming if their intent is to present the data to the government.
The state has “move[ed] to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint for […]Continue Reading →
We have run a number of stories this year about bears, especially grizzly bears, getting in trouble in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Since then the berry crop failed and the whitebark pine nut crop is mostly just fair.
The number of known dead grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone this year is approaching 50 (46 as […]Continue Reading →
BLM Plans to Turn Landscape into a Cattle Forage Zone.
The highly vaunted, but meaningless, land management plans to save sage grouse are being put to the test with the recovery plan for the Soda Fire which burned 225,953 acres along highway 95 on the Oregon/Idaho border in August. Instead of […]Continue Reading →
Award-winning documentary exposing Wildlife Services’ war on wildlife
coming to four different communities in Idaho
Moscow- An award-winning wildlife documentary that Jane Goodall wants millions of people to see is coming to Idaho. Predator Defense’s film, EXPOSED: USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife, features three former […]Continue Reading →
The above link is to an article published by The Nature Conservancy exalting the Malpai Borderlands group in Arizona and New Mexico. You can read the article for a little background on the Malpai group, but the basic story is relatively simple. A very large ranch called the Gray’s Ranch lying along the […]Continue Reading →
Court resentences the Hammonds saying the original judge let them off easy — so easy it was against the law-
Back in 2010 to 2012 it was a big story, an Eastern Oregon ranch family, Dwight and Stephen Hammond were believed to have set fires to illegally burn public land, cover up poaching crimes, and perhaps […]Continue Reading →
Nature Notes: Explaining the new land rules. Elko Daily Free Press. Oct. 10, 2015
SNIP: “Well-managed livestock grazing is compatible with sage-grouse conservation. The plan amendment did not close any grazing allotments or cut any AUMs. During the 10-year grazing permit renewals, management objectives will be put in place to protect habitat and rangeland […]Continue Reading →