From the monthly archives: October 2006

Exhibition featuring Challis herd will open in Hailey [Idaho]. Idaho Mountain Express.

There is a wild horse herd in Idaho. It’s near Challis. You can often see them in the East Fork of the Salmon on the Greenfire Preserve and the BLM land to the east.

I have a feeling that wild […]

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Back 1998 a young female wolf swam the Snake River and crossed into Oregon from Idaho eventually settling in the Blue Mountains in what would be a fruitless search for a mate. However, wolf B45F wore a radio collar broadcasting her location, and after much controversy, she was captured and returned to central Idaho.

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At a time when too often the federal agency Wildlife Services goes out and kills some wolves after a livestock depredation, Defenders of Wildlife reports success in stopped all the killing.

Wildlife Services often gets authorized for a ten thousand dollar wolf killing operation for a couple dead sheep (but, hey it’s the American taxpayer who foots the bill).

Methinks that no dead livestock and no dead wolves is a better posture.

Continue below for the Defenders News Release

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See article in the Billings Gazette by Mike Stark.

Yellowstone Park has signed up Montana State University and the University of California at Davis to study and monitor wildlife diseases that beset the Park or threaten to. It is called the Yellowstone Wildlife Health Program.


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University of Idaho researchers Jim and Holly Akenson have been living at Taylor Ranch Field Station, deep in the Frank Church Wilderness, since at least 2000. It was in 2001 that I heard them present their first research results at our annual North American wolf conference.

While this article does not cover all of their […]

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Not to be confused with the numerous barren ground caribou or the woodland caribou, the mountain caribou is faltering all over B.C. In the United States it would be, and in fact it is, an endangered species. A tiny herd hangs on in northern Idaho. It wanders back and forth over the border.

This sad […]

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Biologist John Way suggested this article–“On the hunt for the elusive Adirondack wolf.
It seems that the belief that wolves have, or are about to reinhabit the Adirondacks is not new, nor is debate over what the eastern coyote really is.

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Pass Creek gorge is one of the two routes dirt roads take to cross over the Lost River Range in east central Idaho

Pass Creek Gorge. Lost River Mountains, Idaho. Copyright Ralph Maughan

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The Island Park News has reported that the Buffalo Field Campaign has been able to purchase the land which they have been using the last ten years in their struggle to protect Yellowstone bison from being summarily killed when they leave the confines of Yellowstone Park.

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I put up a brief story on this last week. Many mainstream media stories simply said “Mine to benefit grizzly bear” as though the bears might gain nourishment from the tailings.

Wild Bill writes that the Rock Creek Mine Decision Sells Off Grizzly’s Future. New West.

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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