From the daily archives: Monday, November 3, 2008

Lame-duck public lands blockbuster legislation expected-

Assuming there is a lame duck session of Congress (very likely), this bill could designate a lot of public land areas “this” or “that.”

53 new measures were added to the omnibus bill on Oct. 31. It is hard to figure out what is in this bill.

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Probably not-

Nevertheless, an Oregon paper asked the question.

Trouble is there is no grizzly bear corridor into Oregon. Grizzlies would first have to fill up central Idaho where there are probably none.

There have been sightings of “grizzlies” for years in NE Oregon, but not one verified.

Moose enter Oregon, so are grizzlies […]

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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