October 8, 2007

  • Gov’t to launch grizzly recovery plan. Long-awaited action comes as surveys suggest Alberta home to fewer than 400 bears. Darcy Henton, The Edmonton Journal. Montana and Wyoming both have more grizzlies than the entire province of Alberta.

  • The increasing cost of wildfires and their decimation of the Forest Service’s budget for other things is raising more and more controversy. The Salt Lake Tribune has a story on it. Wildfires: Should taxpayers pay for those who build mansions in ‘the stupid zone’?By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Caswell, the new BLM chief, thinks Democratic Party gains in the West are not due to a backlash from all the oil and gas drilling in prime wildlife and scenic areas. Drilling backlash is overblown according to Jim Caswell, new BLM head. By John Heilprin. Casper Star Tribune. I don’t see evidence one way or…

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