We need wildlife megacorridors-

Megaconservation: Saving wildernesses on a giant scale. By Jim Giles. New Scientist.

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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 Megaconservation: Saving wildernesses on a giant scale

  1. Virginia says:

    The biggest problem on the planet, as I see it, is a lack of access to affordable, available birth control methods. Reduction of the uncontrolled and rampant population growth in every country is what will doom all of these plans. We are our own worst enemy.

  2. jburnham says:

    NREPA anyone?

  3. Rick Hammel says:

    Dave Foreman, one of the founders of The Rewilding Institute and founder of Earth First!, wrote a very comprehensive book about 5 years ago. It was entitled “Rewilding North America: A Vision for 21st Century Conservation”. It was a very detailed book on how the spne corridors in North America should look.

    At the time I was wondering how these corridors were going to be achieved due to human occupancy. Now I see how it can be achieved. One of the concerns about the articleis there is no mention of Dave. to me, that is sad, as he was one of the first visionaries to propose this concept.


  4. ProWolf in WY says:

    I agree, we are our own worst enemy.

  5. I should have mentioned Dave Foreman when I posted the article today. I might have given some background.

    I’ve known about this Wildlands Project since he first envisioned it. When was that, 15 years ago?

    Dave Foreman is a real hero in my estimation.


March 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

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