A fine essay from the blog “Wild Muse”-

When other web sites link to this one, I can see it in the statistics page (accessible to the blog’s editors). I noticed Wild Muse (not to be confused with our frequent commenter “Wilderness Muse”) had linked to a story. I followed it back and found this excellent story Re-imagining Mexican gray wolf recovery

About The Author

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 and the creator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to Re-imagining Mexican gray wolf recovery

  1. DeLene says:

    Hello, I write Wild Muse. It’s a surprise, and an honor, to find my recent MW post mentioned here. Thank you for your kind words; but more importantly, thanks for the extensive wildlife news coverage you provide on this blog. – DeLene

  2. william huard says:

    Delene- I enjoyed the story. I knew the Mexican Recovery Program was doomed when you had ranchers baiting alpha wolves at the adobe- Slash ranch. The first mistake was not making penalties strong enough to deter this reprehensible behavior. I know Bud Fazio- and he will make changes to bring this program in a new direction.


December 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

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