From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Only 300 grizzlies left in all of Alberta-

Montana probably has 3 to 4 times as many grizzlies now as Alberta.

Alberta accused of failing grizzlies. Environmental groups demand action on bears. By Kelly Cryderman, with files from Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald

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Since Friday, I’ve been mostly in the central Idaho backcountry. So there have been just a few posts.

It’s incredible how much of central Idaho has burned since 2000 when I finished my last edition of Hiking Idaho.

On the other hand, at the present autumn colors are just tremendous.

Warm Springs Creek. […]

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Payout for wolf and bear losses in Montana in 2008. Losses are trivial-

Some “large” claims are yet to be paid, but this certainly isn’t much — $22,000. Millions of middle income, individual Americans have seen their retirement decline that much this year. This year the tally includes payments for bears as well as wolves […]

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Formerly polluted creek near Butte, Montana now has trout-

Few creeks were as polluted by mining as Silver Bow Creek near Butte, but after about a century trout, some as big as 18 inches are back.

Associated Press story. After a century, trout return to Silver Bow Creek, Montana

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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