From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Autumn on the East Fork of the Salmon River in Central Idaho. Oct. 1, 2006. Photo Copyright Ralph Maughan

Here the very important anandromous fish stream runs through the Greenfire Preserve of the Western Watersheds Project

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Like most additions to the endangered or threatened list, groups have had to sue to get the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to take their petition seriously.

There are those who mistakenly say that all it takes is a 39 cent stamp to put a species on the list. In fact, you have to have […]

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Here is an interesting article from the Hungry Horse News (near Glacier NP, Montana).

Painless griz bites.

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Here in more on the on-going story of the escaped domestic elk in Eastern Idaho.

After a series of confrontations with hunters in the special hunt to kill the escaped domestic elk, Rex Rammell was arrested yesterday after a confrontation with Idaho Fish and Game officers.

He is free on bail.

Story in the Idaho […]

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Montana is famous for its great fishing streams and many undammed rivers. They attract newcomers to live on their banks, but then, as rivers do, comes a flood. Riprap often follows to the great detriment of the stream.

Here is a long feature article on the practice. It is especially a problem on the Yellowstone […]

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Chronic wasting disease has not shown up in Montana’s deer and elk, but Montana FWP isn’t waiting. They are setting up a program and procedure how to deal with it when, or if it shows up in Montana.

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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