Rocky Barker: Salmon, roadless and wolves will come to a head in 2008

Rocky Baker at the Idaho Statesman makes some predictions about 2008. Salmon, roadless and wolves will come to a head in 2008
While I don’t cover the salmon issue a great deal, there is potential for real economic cost and benefit here (unlike wolves which are cultural issue).


  1. nelson Avatar

    It would be great to see the roadless rule finally get resolved. I would consider the roadless rule to be the most significant forest protection act in this country since the creation of the Wilderness Act. Yet so few people know much of anything about the lands that it covers.

    I’ve made up a website with a dynamic map of all the inventoried roadless areas plus photos and comments. Take a look if you are interested in exploring these areas some more.


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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