From the daily archives: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Some bad ideas just won’t die-

My first involvement in a conservation battle was trying to stop the building of the Teton Dam. We lost. It failed in June 1976 as it was filling for the first time. It killed eleven and cost a billion dollars in damage payouts. It would have been a money […]

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Looks like the agency and groups are jumping off the wall. Good!

Story about this idiot proposal. By Jessica Mayrer. Bozeman Chronicle staff writer

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Who's Afraid of…

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On the Mexican wolf recovery program-

“The [Mexican] wolves will go extinct,” Michael Robinson, conservation advocate with the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, says. “If the program is continued exactly the way it is now, these wolves will go extinct.”

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In my view the federal government’s Mexican Wolf […]

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The ban on traps would apply to public lands only-

Story in the Great Falls Tribune. Group aims to put a stop to trapping on public lands. By Michael Babcock.  Great Falls Tribune Outdoor Editor.

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News Release from Footloose, Montana-

Footloose Montana Proposes
“Montana Trap-Free Public Lands Initiative”

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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