MOSCOW, ID-Yesterday afternoon, the honorable Judge Edward Lodge ruled on the legal challenge brought forth by Friends of the Clearwater, Palouse Group-Sierra Club and Alliance for the Wild Rockies on the Clearwater National Forest Travel Plan. The plaintiffs challenged the sufficiency of the federal agencies’ analysis and the lack of compliance […]Continue Reading →
Senate Tester dissembles.-
Senators Tester and Daines plot suppression of challenges to timber sales-
Timber sales and timber harvest declined on the national forests in the Rocky Mountains during the Clinton Administration. The reason was the withdrawal of subsidies that supported higher levels of timbering.
Unlike the Southern national forests and those west of […]Continue Reading →
“We’re basically playing chicken with the feds. It’s basically more like extortion, . . .”
Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Cheyenne)-
This session of the Wyoming legislature has been one to nurse grudges when it comes to livestock and efforts to curb its harmful side effects.
The legislature passed a bill to criminalize the gathering of […]Continue Reading →
Federal Court Finds the BLM Broke the Law in Permitting Desert Grazing-
Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project (520)623-1878
Sandy Bahr, Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club (602)253-8633
Laurie Rule, Advocates for the West (503)914-6388
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Phoenix, AZ. Two conservation groups have won their legal claims against the […]Continue Reading →
Elk breeders push to relax rules. Legislature close to rejecting the breeders-
White-tailed deer and the parasitic meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) coexist fairly well. They have fought each other to a near standstill in evolutionary conflict spanning perhaps a million years. The whitetails rarely get sick from these adult nematode type worms that live in […]Continue Reading →
The sides, unfortunately that is the way it appears, are getting ready for the public meetings for the restoration of a grizzly bear population in Washington’s North Cascades Ecosystem. The first one is March 3 in Winthrop, WA. Here is the complete list.
Tuesday, March 3rd in Winthrop from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Red Barn Upper […]Continue Reading →
Study and photos show terrific regrowth of riparian vegetation-
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in southern Oregon had been grazed by cattle for many decades when in 1991 the cattle were removed.
The refuge had been created in 1936 as a “last stronghold” for remnant pronghorn antelope. Since that time wildlife conservation has grown more general. […]Continue Reading →
Upsurge since 2012 brings year end population to 109-
The long struggling population of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico has finally topped the initial (interim) reintroduction goal of 100 wild wolves. At the end of 2014, the official estimate was a minimum of 109 wolves. The population was close to equal between Arizona […]Continue Reading →
Most elk since 1998 now being fed-
Since 2015 began, the winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been the mildest in the memory of most folks. As a result, the almost snow-free National Elk Refuge would be expected harbor only scattered elk, and the elk there would not be chowing down on compressed alfalfa pellets. […]Continue Reading →