From the monthly archives: March 2009

Phantom Hill wolves howl

On March 26, 2009 By

© Natalie Ertz 2009

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Buffalo Field Campaign: Buffalo have returned to Horse Butte Peninsula

Here is an excerpt of today’s Buffalo Field Campaign Update from the Field. You can read the entire update here

Dear Buffalo Friends,

Wild buffalo have returned with the Spring!

The song of mountain bluebirds is in the air, and tracks of the mighty […]

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The series of eruptions is continuing, with ashfall now likely in more populated and recreational important areas-

3/26  Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt spews ash 65,000 feet, placing Kenai Peninsula residents on alert. LA Times.

3/28  Redoubt erupts a number of times on Friday, March 27. LA Times.

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Jaguar court fight centers on habitat. By Tony Davis. Arizona Daily Star

Can the jaguar be recovered in the United States or must efforts be focused further to the south?

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Michael Robinson on the lawsuit for a recovery plan and critical habitat for the jaguar. Center […]

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Bills make it easier for goliaths to fight neighbors. By Matt Clifford. Missoulian. Guest Opinion.

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Yesterday I posted a review (with a little help from the Idaho Attorney General’s Office) about Idaho Senate Bill 1124, an anti-wildlife bill sponsored by rancher Monty Pearce that seeks to punish bighorn-sheep conservation efforts.

Today, the Idaho state Senate Resources & Environment Committee considered another anti-bighorn sheep attempt.  RS18882 was draft legislation, introduced […]

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Karelian bear dogs to be deployed in King County-

Story about the bear dogs. By Katherine Long. Seattle Times Eastside reporter

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I’m astonished how much privacy freedom Americans have had taken from them (or have just given up) in the last decade-

Obama Administration: Constitution Does Not Protect Cell-Site Records. By David Kravets. Wired Magazine.

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This time under “regular order” the bill passed 285-140

Wilderness Bill Clears the House on Its Second Go-Round. By Mireya Navarri. New York Times. Published: March 26, 2009

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Primary causes are warming, lack of shade and poor nutrition-

It’s obvious to anyone who has spent years living in or visiting Jackson Hole that the moose population isn’t what it was 30 years ago or even a decade. Now biologists are discovering why. Unfortunately for those who want more moose around little can be […]

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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