From the daily archives: Monday, May 19, 2008

The first bighorn sheep ram was killed last Tuesday near Riggins, Idaho under the new Idaho policy to keep bighorn and domestic sheep and goats apart.

Fish and Game kills bighorn to prevent disease Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman.

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The buffalo held at Stephens Creek capture facility have been released and are heading back into the park on their own.

Bison heading back to summer ranges

On the west side of the park, buffalo are being hazed deep into the park using helicopters, ATVs, and horses from the Horse Butte Peninsula.

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It’s the season.  Bighead clover in Atremisia rigida sites.

Photograph © Katie Fite 2008

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‎"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