This is the second good Administration wildlife decision in recent days-

Bull Trout © Ken Cole

The other one is the protection of the jaguar.

Feds Propose Expanding Bush’s Bull Trout Habitat. Fish and Wildlife proposes another reversal of Bush policy, this time on bull trout habitat. By Jeff Bernard. AP Environmental Writer

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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 and the creator of The Wildlife News.

4 Responses to Feds Propose Expanding Bush's Bull Trout Habitat

  1. Talks with Bears says:

    Ralph – an article regarding the Bison Plan and public comment was just posted on the Bozeman Chronicle website. I think many here would appreciate the opportunity to comment.

  2. Talks With Bears,

    I don’t see it there. Can you email me the URL? thanks

  3. The best way to increase numbers of Bull Trout is to restore Salmon in large numbers. I used to catch large Bull Trout in the East Fork of the Salmon in Idaho in the 1950s and 60s when I was fishing for Salmon. Bull trout thrive where there are lots of small Salmon to eat.
    I still catch Bull Trout near Haynes, Alaska when fishing for Salmon. There are large Salmon runs in the local rivers there and the Bull Trout are doing well.


January 2010


‎"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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