Randy Stapilus is a keen observer of Idaho and Pacific Northwest politics. His blog has a view on the prospects for CIEDRA in the next Congress.

Tougher odds next time? Ridenbaugh Press

It should be noted that it was Idaho’s Senator Larry Craig who ended up killing the bill, as I predicted he would some time ago. There will be incredible pressure on conservation groups who have gone along with CIEDRA this year, as it has gotten worse, to demand more next year. Larry Craig will never support any wilderness bill anyway, so why cater to him?

As for Idaho’s new congressman, Bill Sali? He won’t be a player. He will be a joke, out there embarrassing Idaho.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

One Response to Tougher odds next time? (commentary about CIEDRA).

  1. Alan says:

    Sali brings to mind George Hansen.

    Yes, and Helen Chenoweth and Steve Symms. Ralph


December 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