From the monthly archives: March 2009

A Review of Idaho Senate Bill 1124

Earlier I wrote about a member of the Idaho legislator and livestock rancher, Monty Pearce, who has recently taken aim at bighorn sheep conservation and restoration efforts in response to a sheepman’s call for special treatment from the Idaho legislature.  This after the Payette National Forest’s proposal to […]

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Open discussion thread

On March 23, 2009 By

I sense that folks want to have another open discussion thread-

Discuss what you will.

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E.P.A. Moves Toward Regulating Greenhouse Gases. By Felicity Barranger. New York Times.

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Is it a huge predator with big fangs and claws?

The Most Dangerous Animal of Grand Canyon National Park. Christian Espanol. (Boise, ID)

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Things too lonely in Colorado?

Wandering wolf back in Wyoming. by David Frey, Aspen Daily News Correspondent. Monday, March 23, 2009

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3/24. This article was premature. Now she is back in Colorado

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Plume reached at least 50,000 feet high- Alaska volcano Mount Redoubt erupts four 5 times. Washington Post. By Mark Thiessen. The Associated Press Update 3/24. Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt volcano erupts a sixth time, sending ash plume 60,000 feet high. LA Times.

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– Although Governor Bobby Jindal […]

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The dirty green line

On March 22, 2009 By

Yes, as we have been saying for some time now-

The dirty green line. Erecting new transmission lines for solar and wind power is a boon to coal-burning utilities and a drain on our wallets. What’s an environmentalist to do? By Katharine Mieszkowski.

It’s good to see more and more folks figuring this […]

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B.C. defends reduced grizzly hunt. B.C. has extended its protected areas but will still allow a limited-entry hunt. By Tom Fletcher – BC Local News.

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Study seeks a better count by using hair samples-

Bear Market. By Brett Prettyman. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Caturday Big Cat Blog

On March 21, 2009 By

An interesting blog in Backpacker-

One especially relevant passage . . . “When you feed pets outside in a rural setting, other things often show up for dinner.”

Caturday Big Cat Blog. By Steve Howe. Backpacker.

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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