From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Defenders of Wildlife is looking for a person who would like a job with “a wide range of duties related to the wolf conservation programs of the Northern Rockies [Idaho] field office, as well as assisting in implementing compensation and wolf guardian programs.

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People have been fearing this for a long time. Hopefully the domestic elk have no disease.

The politics of the whole is really disgusting, but perhaps the outcome will be to put strong controls on these private elk “hunting” reserves, and maybe like the good folks in Montana did, shut them down. They are an […]

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A high proportion of Wyoming elk that reside on state run elk feedlots in the winter (or the National Elk Refuge near Jackson) are infected with or exposed to brucellosis. Elk that “winter out” have far lower infection rates, but WY Game and Fish, under pressure from ag interests, wants to keep those feedlots. So […]

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Read about it in the Billings Gazette. It’s especially bad near Yellowstone. Article

Foul air due to forest and range fire smoke has also canceled athletic events many miles to the southwest in Boise, Idaho. Continue Reading

Montana Department of Livestock and Yellowstone Park, who has been dragged into bison killing by the Bush Administration, sent more than a thousand to slaughter last winter. The controversial Montana bison hunt killed 45. There was winter mortality and minor predation by Yellowstone wolves.

This year the hunt will have 140 tags. A lot of […]

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September 2006


‎"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