From the daily archives: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lummis shows bad faith the day before meeting with Secretary Salazar and Governor Mead-

Salazar should have cancelled the meeting in response to Lummis’ actions. Democrats need to to understand they are dealing with opponents with ethics and values worse than Somali pirates.

Story: Salazar […]

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“Loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind’s most pervasive influence on the natural world.”

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems. ScienceDaily

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Wolf season proposal includes an on-line survey-

We have written a lot about Idaho’s proposed upcoming second wolf hunt, one that will have no statewide quota and a very long season coupled with trapping in northern Idaho.

Here is the detailed information for the Idaho […]

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Unlike Idaho, Montana FWP will set a quota for the state’s wolf hunt-

Today, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission will set the wolf hunt quota for this fall’s hunt at 220 wolves. If met and the underlying assumptions behind the estimate are factually correct, this quota is expected to result in a decline in […]

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Slight indication of a changing tide in Idaho

A couple of days ago I was pleasantly surprised when my neighbor approached me asking whether I’d be willing to sign a ballot initiative.  “What’s is about ?” I asked.  “Did you know that Idaho is one of only three states without a felony charge for […]

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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