August 21, 2011

  • Pocatello, Idaho. There was a lot of lightning early this morning 2 – 6AM. Now there is a rapidly growing fire (see photo) north of Pocatello Creek on the southern boundary of the Indian Reservation burning in sagebrush, grass, some thick juniper and aspen. It has spread rapidly.  It has been named the 2 1/2…

  • Appeals courts says elk feeding is not illegal, but risky- This issue is closely related to the Wyoming wolf plan story because Wyoming just loves feeding elk, and dragging along the federal government to feed them too Conservation groups appealed the loss in their effort to stop elk and bison feeding on the National Elk…


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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