From the daily archives: Monday, October 9, 2006

Wolves continually disperse southward in Wyoming following the drainages like the Greys River and the flanks of the Wyoming Range and the Salt River Range.

Most, but not all, run into lots of livestock, especially sheep as they get further south, and the wolves disappear.

Here, from last summer, is a band of sheep getting […]

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Hmmm. Well I’m opposed to this “property rights measure,” and folks might note I’m plenty angry.

Here is a story in the New York Times that features Idaho as ground zero for the so-called “property rights” measures.

Anger Drives Property Rights Measures. New York Times.

This ” Katie Breckenridge” […]

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A decade ago, “old west” patterns of thinking were still strongly preventing a realistic assessment of what the Western United States was really doing and how it was changing.

These attitudes are now giving way, but slowly.

Here is how the Sonoran Institute sees it.
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Logan Canyon is a well known and loved, lengthy canyon through the Bear River Range of the Wasatch.

Autumn colors are always brilliant as this on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.

In Logan, Canyon. Bear River Range. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. Copyright Ralph Maughan

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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