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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

6 Responses to Montana gets first statewide bighorn sheep plan

  1. Talks with Bears says:

    Ralph – there was a more in depth artilcle on the front page of the Chronicle this morning – covered more of the livestock side of this plan.

  2. Thanks, so I just checked and the on-line version is the same short AP story.

  3. Talks with Bears says:

    And I checked MT FWP and nothing there.

  4. Ken Cole says:

    I linked to the plan in the post.

  5. Thanks Ken! I’m still in Montana

  6. Robert Hoskins says:

    Here’s the Chronicle URL: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2010/01/18/news/100sheep.txt.

    The plan does give effective veto authority to ranchers over bighorn reintroductions.

    Well, here’s another opportunity for Western Watersheds Project to shine.



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