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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 […]

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Warning after warning was given-

Although first reports from local officials after the lethal mud slide were basically, “we had no idea, a bolt from the blue, this came out of nowhere, an Act of God,” etc., many warnings were given over the years from experts, […]

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When cougar incidents spike, a general hunt is not the answer, but what is?

In the past in Washington State and other states too, the common solution to an increasing number of complaints about cougars around livestock or houses has been a hunt. This is a political response based on simple thinking that more incidents […]

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Washington race for governor echoes typical Republican/Democrat gap on the environment-

In the late 1960s to the the late 70s, there wasn’t much difference between the two parties on “environmental” issues, as that set of issues  had become known. Both parties generally supported strong policies, especially when it came to cleaning the air, water, and […]

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Big old cougar toms keep “law and order” in the woods-

The finding of this study might surprise many people, but it only confirms what a number of small studies have shown.

Young sexually active cougar toms strike fear in cougar moms.  Adolescent male cougars kill the kittens, and they are more likely to attack […]

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Have these wolves really killed any livestock at all?

A Washington state rancher near the Canandian border in the territory of the Wedge wolf pack says he has found two more dead calves he thinks were killed by wolves because of the bite marks on their hindquarters. As a result the state indicates they will […]

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Building the huge Interstate cut a swath through the wildlife rich mountains and foothills, and over time the wildlife impact of I-90 has grown-

Interstate 90 is a vital transportation corridor from the Seattle area eastward across the northern Cascade mountains, but the magnitude of the gash has served to bisect wildlife populations and cause […]

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Now could the 4 dams clogging the lower Snake River be removed?

The 105 feet high Elwha Dam and the 210 foot high Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River will soon come down. There was a big celebration at Port Angeles, Washington. I can’t wait to see the return of salmon to this coastal river. […]

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Though USFWS has long estimated 5-10 grizzlies in area, there have been no photos-

Grizzly bear photographed in the North Cascades. Seattle Post Intelligencer

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It’s pretty good — 15 wolf packs is the goal-

The release of the new plan came after huge public input — almost 70,000 comments and 19 public meetings around the state.

Story: State releases revised gray-wolf plan. By K.C. Mehaffey. The Wenatchee World published in the Seattle Times.

The crazies, having […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey