Kathie Lynch reminded me that today was the 14th anniversary of the restoration of the wolves to Yellowstone. Maybe there should be a special event — a celebration planned for the 15th.

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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.

5 Responses to Today was the wolf restoration anniversary

  1. Peter Kiermeir says:

    Certainly something special would be appropriate for the 15th.
    It would be a shame to keep it on low profile. This is really something you can be proud of. That this ambitious project was actually conducted and succeeded is nothing more than a small miracle, most probably never to be repeated, considering all this old and new anti-wolf movement.

  2. Salle,

    I will add this to the story I just posted on the subject.

  3. Chris H. says:

    There was no way Cheney was going back home with the wolf listed. One more week. One more week of “What the he!! are they going to do next?”


January 2009


‎"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