November 7, 2008

  • Residents voice concerns about the protection of steelhead and bighorn sheep, but Commission chair says reducing protection of wolves more important- Fish and Game: delist wolves again. KLEW-TV. Lewiston, Idaho

  • Oregonian update on the state’s wolves indicates a population growth- Wolves prowl, howl, don’t growl. A state biologist reports the predators are spreading but without conflict. Friday, November 07, 2008. By Michael Milstein.The Oregonian Staff. I should add that Oregon is a place where the failed delisting of wolves by the feds had a positive…

  • This winter begins like last with cougars on campus- The cougars haven’t harmed anyone, but, of course, their presence on campus worries people. The following announcement came over Idaho State University email Nov. 4. Idaho Fish and Game officials have set a cougar trap on campus after a possible sighting Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 4.  The…

  • Bison will be able to occupy the Horse Butte area for the first time- Finally, the bison will be able to leave the Park and occupy this now cow-free area area for the first time this winter. Conservation groups and the couple who bought Horse Butte have prepared the way, and it looks like the…


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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