From the daily archives: Thursday, February 1, 2007

Once upon a time it was the Idaho Watersheds Project. Now on the occasion of her losing battle with breast cancer, in the honor of the late Molly Ivins, here is her 1998 article as to how the Idaho Watersheds Projects was born (with colorful characterizations of Idaho politicians present and past . . . […]

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There are about 650 wolves in Idaho. To hear some tell, this “incredible” number is devastating the big game herds, menacing people, and driving farmers from their lands.

“How many do you want. When will the “wolf-lovers” ever be satisfied?”

I’m a friend of the wolf, and its prey. I’m a friend of the cougar […]

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The Jarbidge bull trout

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Here’s a story on a variety of bull trout, restricted to the remote, but not untrammeled waters of the Idaho/Nevada border.

Magic Valley Times-News. A whole lot of bull. Extensive survey tallies unusual trout. By Matt Christensen. Times-News writer

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This is not of great interest to many, but to those in Eastern Idaho it is. I posted the schedule of the public open houses below. I understand it is a bad plan, unless you like to see public land sold and/or overgrazed.

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“It’s party time, right? Time to celebrate the amazing comeback of Canis lupus irremotus, the Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf,” from “Why it’s hard to Celebrate Wolf Delisting.”
In his latest column in New West Bill Schneider takes a close look at why this delisting stirs up division, not celebration.

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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