From the daily archives: Saturday, January 6, 2007

Here is some good news about one of the species folks have been trying to recover way before there was an Endangered Species Act.

Whooping Cranes: An Update. From Alan Gregory’s Conservation News.

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Despite a lawsuit against issuing another permit for Wyoming to continue its dangerous disease-spreading practice of mass feeding of elk in the wintertime, the Forest Service has prevailed in its effort to reissue the permit for the elk feedlots on national forest land without any analysis of its environmental impacts.

The Forest Service used a […]

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The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts wants to try cloud seeding to increase snowfall over the tall Wind River Range (the highest mountains in Wyoming).

Because the Winds are mostly designated Wilderness, this human modification is controversial. However, by far the largest change to the range is the huge increase in human pollution just beneath […]

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When it comes to wildlife management at the state level, few things are more important than who gets on the state’s “Fish and Game,” “Willdife Commission,” “Wildlife and Natural Resources Board,” or what ever it is called. In most states, many of these appointees are “good ol boys and girls” who know little of about […]

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Here is the story.

Unfortunately many bison on various national wildlife refuges are polluted with cattle genes. This program will help eliminate that.

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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