From the daily archives: Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bill Schneider at New West has been a proponent of careful delisting of the wolf in the northern rockies, but Idaho’s new Governor Otter’s recent actions and the continuing 19th century thinking of Wyoming’s political leaders have led him to write Idaho doesn’t deserve delisting.

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“Although there’s no evidence a wolf pack is living in the state [the state of Washington], experts say it’s just a matter of time. To prepare for the return, the state has formed a panel of 18 hunters, ranchers, environmentalists and biologists to help write a wolf management plan.” Continue Reading



‎"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