May 2009

  • For quite some time news of wolves moving into Washington state has excited many wolf supporters and Washington residents.  A couple photos of the Washington wolves. As is usually the case, news of Washington wolves has also prompted local ranchers’ to kick up controversy and concern that their livelihood won’t be able to compete with…

  • Buffalo Field Campaign Yellowstone Bison Update from the Field May 28, 2009 In this issue: * Update from the Field * Help BFC Help the Buffalo * Ground the DOL’s Helicopter: Contact the FAA * Traditional Prayer Ceremony on Horse Butte May 31 * Support the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act * BFC Needs Summer…

  • One, possibly more, bighorn sheep to be killed. Update 5/31/09: It gets worse. Sick, wandering bighorn trailed near Salmon River. Idaho Statesman. A bighorn sheep ram has interacted with domestic sheep on private property upriver from Riggins, Idaho and is reported to be sick. It is now associated with several other bighorn sheep. IDFG officials…

  • I was blessed with the opportunity to take a flight with LightHawk this morning.  Man, what a great group.   It was a clear and smooth flight over central Idaho ranges with watersheds in full expression of spring. Time to open the forum up … I hope you’ll contribute.

  • How could this happen? You don’t try to hit the bear/wolf, whatever. Did the shell not explode and the bear ate it? ! Bear killed after hazing effort. By the Associated Press

  • New state law on bighorn undermines the working group process, tribe says- This is good news about the sorry situation. Everyone should quit this group set up to make it appear that the Otter Administration gives a damn about bighorn. Bad news! And on top of this a bighorn mixed with domestic sheep (on private…

  • Obama begins to put his imprint on the much litigated “roadless rule”- Bill Schneider at New West has followed the long battle of what was originally Bill Clinton’s roadless rule for the national forests.  Today the Obama Administration made its first move. Schneider tells the story in New West. Vilsack Takes Over Roadless Rule. “After…

  • The President visited projects done the right way- These projects were near a load center and built on degraded land. I wonder if he thinks this is the way most Nevada projects will be, or whether he simply did a cynical PR ploy? Obama said. “We’ll invest in the development and deployment of solar technology…

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