Notice about this blog during the rest of the summer

From now on, I will be gone an increasing amount of time. During that period, this blog might have a guest editor such as “BE,” who will actively run it and post material. It will also be unedited from time to time.

If the blog is not being actively edited, the default setting is that you can post comments if you have posted before. Don’t put more than one hyperlink in your comments, however, or the spam filter may decide your comment is spam.

If you haven’t posted comments here before, they will go into the moderation queue and they will stay there, until I, or someone else approves them. That could be a while.

Sorry for the break in continuity, but the outdoors calls.

Ralph Maughan






  1. Eric Avatar

    You have a good summer Ralph.

  2. Mikeh Avatar

    Have a good one, Ralph. Maybe I will run into you in the northern Rockies this summer. I will be in the Yellowstone/Teton/Glacier area from late July to September.

  3. Ralph Maughan Avatar


    I am back now, but will be leaving from time to time.

    I saw a lot of awful public grazing allotments and failure of the Forest Service and the BLM in central Idaho to do anything about it.


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.

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