From the daily archives: Thursday, July 10, 2008

The New Colonialism. Our Forest Legacy. The Flathead Beacon. The Plum Creek matter is a growing issue. Here is another article.

George Wuerthner recommended a link to this article.

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Yellowstone 88 fires retrospective moves into high gear. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

Rocky has written a huge amount of copy over the years about the Yellowstone fires of ’88 and forest fire policy in general.

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Bush admin opposes federal pay for wolf kills. By Mary Clare Jalonick.  Associated Press Writer

We reported earlier on this when Senators Testor (D-MT) and Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the bill.

The administration’s position complicates things with Defenders getting out of the compensation business, which makes sense to me because they got almost no credit […]

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Microburst downs thousands of trees at Redfish Lake. ‘A miracle that no one was killed’ during mountain wind event. By Greg Stahl.  Idaho Mountain Express.

This happened on July 3. There were thousands of people in the area.

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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