The Showerbath Fire
This fire has been burning deep in the Frank Church Wilderness NW of Challis and has received little attention. Some days it has put up very large plumes as this story from the Challis Newspaper indicates, and it has a big impact on wilderness recreation, air quality, and the future ecology of the area.
Otter appoints former Forest Supervisor an Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner
Appointment of these commissioners is one of the most important actions of a governor regarding wildlife.
News story from Idaho Fish and Game about the appointment of Fred Trevey.
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Western Watersheds Blog has located the news the Secretary Dirk Kempthone and his “new honest” Department of Interior has just approved regulations that make the stip mining in Appalachia even worse.Continue Reading →
Judge Orders Bush to Report on Global Warming
This dovetails nicely with the story previous about Mark Rey.
The Associated Press reports “The Bush administration violated federal law by missing deadlines to produce a study on the impact of global warming, now as much as two years overdue, and must issue a summary by March, a federal judge ruled. Judge Saundra B. Armstrong […]Continue Reading →
Bush top forestry official could be jailed for contempt of court
I am reposting this because there were a lot of technical defects in my original post several days ago.
Judge: Bush Official Faces Contempt of Court. By Jeff Bernard. Washington Post.
“If found in contempt, Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who oversees the U.S. Forest Service, could go to jail until the Forest Service […]
Are prey hard-wired to fear predators?
Preliminary data about predators and large ungulates indicates that fear is learned rather than inherent, although not all scientists agree.
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Governor Freudenthal to industry: Back wildlife efforts.
Gov to [gas and oil] industry: Back wildlife efforts. By Dustin Bleizeffer. Casper Star-Tribune energy reporter.
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Firefighters face race against weather. Castle Rock Fire managers rush to establish lines of defense. By Jason Kauffman. Idaho Mountain Express Staff Writer.
They have been setting many backfires in preparation for predicted high winds this weekend. The backfires burned a lot of country themselves as well as produced towering smoke columns.
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