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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

One Response to Record number of arrests in Yellowstone NP in 2006

  1. Monte says:

    Regarding the record number of arrests in Yellowstone. I was accused and cited for something I knew nothing about. I worked in Yellowstone summer of 2006. Somebody did something and the accusers gave a description that was not even close to what I look like. A week later the accusers saw me in the employee dining room and decided I was the person. They reported it to the rangers and instantly the rangers started harassing me, even late into the night. I got cited for the situation and I was totally innocent. Maybe most of these arrests bragged about are innocent people.


March 2007


‎"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

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