Leading Utah newspaper praises Western Watershed’s massive lawsuit-

Saving sage grouse. Judge is right to allow lawsuit. Tribune Editorial

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Saving Sage Grouse: SLT editorial

  1. avatar Ken Cole says:

    This is a complicated story but I really think people need to be watching it because it is very important.

  2. Yes,

    The resolution of the sage grouse issue will have consequences that reach much farther than bison in Yellowstone or restoration of the wolves. It is not just about a bird that struts.

  3. avatar Brian Ertz says:

    The editorial pics up on the implications well. The prtoection of sage grouse could be a watershed moment in western public lands and environment issues – it is already redefining land use priorities and has spurred an upheaval among oil & gas barons, livestock barons, energy barons, and the ATV ‘tear it up’ crowd. We truely get to see and be a part of a fundamental shift in public lands managent – the building blocks of a new land ethic.



‎"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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