We have made links to web cams in Idaho, Western Montana and Western Wyoming-.
Alpine, ID/WY web cam. Located on the Idaho-Wyoming border looking east to the mouth of the Snake River Canyon.
Big Piney, WY air quality cam. Near Big Piney looking ENE across the desert to the Wind River Mountains.
Clearcuts below Grizzly Creek in the Upper Yaak Drainage. Photo George Wuerthner
The Kootenai National Forest proposes a massive logging project in Northwest Montana known as the Black Ram “Vegetation” treatment.
The Black Ram project area includes Northwest Yaak from the Canadian border west to the Idaho border, south to the […]
Cattle grazing in riparian zone on the Bridger Teton National Forest. Photo George Wuerthner
When I was in graduate school, required reading was a slim book titled “How to Lie with Statistics.”
It opened my eyes to the multiple ways you can misuse statistics to “prove” a point. A new report […]
Even the extensive pavement (totally without fuel), extensive clearcutting, and hazardous fuel reductions on public lands did not save this Safeway Store when the Camp Fire burned through Paradise, California. Photo George Wuerthner
Domestic sheep grazing in the Gravelly Range, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana. Photo George Wuerthner
A recent article on the Helle family and their domestic sheep grazing operations on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest was published In a November Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
The piece was a puff piece on the sheep grazing practices […]
Narvak-Lake-headwaters-of-Kobuk-River-Gates-of-Arctic-NP-Alaska-Brooks-Range. Photo George-Wuerthner
While much conservation and political attention have focused on whether to allow oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, another project, the Ambler Mining Project, and road construction proposal may pose even greater threats to the Arctic’s wildlife and wildlands. Despite this threat, The Ambler project has […]Continue Reading →
Twin Lakes on the Bridgeport Ranger District. Photo George Wuerthner
A recent final decision to keep cattle grazing out of vacant allotments on the Bridgeport District Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest is good news for the public and many endangered species. The district lies on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada just […]Continue Reading →
Scarface Mountain, Badger-Two Medicine Rocky Mountain Front, Montana, Photo George Wuerthner
A recent article in the Missoulian described efforts by conservationists and some tribal members to stop oil drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine roadless area by the oil company Solenex. This Louisiana company holds leases for oil drilling in the […]Continue Reading →
Typical pole size of trees in the South Plateau “treatment” area. Photo George Wuerthner
The Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) proposal to log the South Plateau area bordering Yellowstone National Park near West Yellowstone is another example of the Forest Service’s quack chainsaw medicine policies.
The CGNF says the goal of the […]Continue Reading →
National Audubon Society is surveying its membership regarding whether or not to keep the name Audubon because the namesake John James Audubon owned slaves. But National Audubon never chose its name because the man, who died in 1851, once owned slaves. It chose the name to honor the man who illustrated birds so beautifully […]Continue Reading →
Giant sequoia in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. Photo George Wuerthner
I visited Yosemite National Park recently. I was dismayed to see the logging of large trees in the valley. According to the Park Superintendent, the justification for logging is “to use every tool at our disposal to save the forests […]Continue Reading →