From the daily archives: Friday, February 19, 2010

Judges buys Idaho Fish and Game argument that agency only wants valuable data-

It’s a high bar to get a judge to rule against an agency that claims expertise and say “this is ridiculous.” That is my first take.

I think, the U.S. Forest Service needs to be told to revise their general regulations for […]

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Mexico to place 5 wolves near AZ

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REINTRODUCTION PLANNED AS EARLY AS THIS MONTH

This story appeared last week while I was gone and there was a little discussion about it on the open thread but I think it deserves its own thread.

The significance of this story is not so much that wolves are being released into the wild but that […]

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This is the official state report on wolf management for January-

This report has a fair amount of news — numbers for 2009, etc.  It is the first time I have seen any real description of their Lolo wolf/elk study with numbers and a bit about methods. I think it’s worthwhile read.

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Are we one step closer to removal of the Snake River Dams?

Judge finds fault with federal salmon plan. Conservation groups optimistic about order. By Jon Duval. Idaho Mountain Express.

These dams are on the lower Snake River. That’s in the state of Washington, but they greatly harm salmon and steelhead migration to and […]

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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