November 15, 2010

  • Feds still looking for a cooperating, non-Idaho agency- Personally, I’d rather see the federal government manage them in Idaho. They are doing it in Wyoming, and the wolf population there is growing slowly, livestock losses are stable or declining, and every elk unit its above the population “target” in Wyoming. In Idaho, before Idaho Fish…

  • “Barotrauma” University of Calgary researchers provide answers to the mysterious deaths of bats and wind turbine facilities in southern Alberta, Canada. [vodpod id=Video.2305131&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Barotrauma- Bat deaths from Wind Turbines Barotrauma – Wikipedia.org Barotrauma is physical damage to body tissues caused by a difference in pressure between an air space inside or beside the body and…

  • Private land refuge to be tried to conserve much of the remnants of the tall grass prairie- As everyone knows, very little prairie has been conserved or restored.  This is an effort said to be the model for the 21st century. This might be true in the sense that it seems like the kind of…

  • . . . and another transplant to this obscure mountain range planned- We’ve been following this for about a year now, and it’s good to hear good news on bighorn sheep because so much has been bad. Article on the transplants. By Jeff Gearino. Casper Star-Tribune in the Billings Gazette. Seminoe Mountains BLM photo


Author

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.

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