Climbers warn they cause ice falls and avalanches during summer climbing season-

The usual complaint is that these rouge pilots hurt wildlife. The can also injure or kill mountain climbers Opinion by Jason Robertson. Missoulian.

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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.

One Response to Illegally low helicopter tours in Glacier NP threaten climbers

  1. jerry black says:

    This is becoming a chronic problem in Montana and elsewhere. To report these violations in the Rocky Mtn area, call the FAA office in Helena @800-457-9917.
    You’ll need the registration number which is located on the fuselage (binoculars needed) and also time and date of the violation.


August 2011


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