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).

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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.

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

  1. avatar nelson says:

    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.



‎"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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