Schweitzer’s old roommate will run the state’s wildlife agency-

Maybe someone from Montana could tell us if this is a hopeful appointment.

Because the old head of the agency was appointed by the right wing Governor July Martz, I’d speculate that this will be an improvement.

Story: Longtime Schweitzer friend tapped to run FWP. By Jennifer McKee Of The Billings Gazette Staff

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Ralph Maughan

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.

3 Responses to Longtime Schweitzer friend tapped to run Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

  1. jerry b says:

    I’ve been inquiring, but no one seems to know anything about him. Wonder if this will mean a shake-up in wildlife management? Bottom line…is he a servant of the livestock industry and will more or less wolves die?

  2. john weis says:

    This does not belong here, but those of you in south eastern Idaho might be interested in taking part in this on the proposed dam on the Bear River at the Oneida Narrows.

  3. Thanks John

    I know the area, and took the survey. However, it has a defect, and it stopped at 67% completion.


November 2008


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