From the monthly archives: August 2011

Pipeline will make it easier for the world’s most environmentally destructive project-

In addition, there is growing evidence that sending the “oil” down the pipeline to Texas will result not in use the U.S., but exports to China. Of course, Republicans and oil state politicians say this will reduce U.S. oil dependence. Yea right!

New […]

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More good news about grizzlies moving out onto the sparsely inhabited plains of northern Montana-

 Griz adult seen by Shelby is first to wander so far east of the Front. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune.

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Epic wildlife battle takes place under the moonlight by cabin in small town next to Yellowstone Park-

Some people have great luck, I wish I could have been at this man’s cabin.

In case you don’t know Silver Gate, Montana (permanent population about 20), it is a tiny and very old town right at the […]

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Rancher ends up poisoning neighbor’s dogs instead of the intended coyotes-

This has happened many times. Rancher decides to poison coyotes, hawks, eagles, etc.  Doesn’t have a legal poison to do it, or the animal might be protected. Rancher figures a toxic herbicide, pesticide, or his or her own concoction will do the trick. Ends […]

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What are they going to eat if they have to come ashore in the summer?

Walrus rest on the floating ice and dive to the ocean floor for food, but now almost all of the summer Arctic sea ice is over water too deep to dive. As a result walrus are coming ashore, sometimes in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Draft Game and Fish wolf management program emphasizes elk, very small wolf population-

Wyoming Game and Fish, anticipating federal delisting of the wolf in Wyoming, has a new draft wolf plan out for public comment.

Comments are sought on how the wolves will be managed in the wolf “trophy […]

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Mike Hudak interviews Don Oman, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service, about his experience working with the agency as a part of Hudak’s series of interviews compiled for Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching

Don Oman, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service explains how political pressure initiated […]

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iPhone App centered around Yellowstone Bison Conflict

Buffalo Haze, a just released iPhone app, is a game premised on the controversial Yellowstone buffalo issue by simulating the yearly hazing practiced by wildlife managers.

Every year bison naturally roam outside of Yellowstone National Park to graze on grasses at lower elevations. Wildlife managers haze the bison […]

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August 2011


‎"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