From the monthly archives: September 2011

Western Watersheds Project wins initial court victory 

Western Watersheds Project (WWP) has won a federal court order overturning the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho and the Pinedale Field Office in Wyoming.  These two plans affect management on over 2.5 […]

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This topic is not new here, but what about all those who blame the govmint?

Pine forests, especially lodgepole pine and whitebark pine are being killed by bark beetles at an incredible rate from the Yukon (that is not in the USA) to Mexico (not America either). There is controversy among scientists why the beetles […]

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In the most recent issue of the journal, Science my colleagues and I argue that the wildlife trust doctrine (a branch of the broader public trust doctrine) may provide a legal means for interested citizens to compel states to conserve controversial species such as wolves. We argue that this common law doctrine fills the gap […]

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Controversial since 1950, critics make renewed effort to close this unique national park elk hunt-

It was part of the deal that made Jackson Hole National Monument into a national park back in 1950. This elk hunt in a fairly small, but prominent part of the Park has always been controversial. There is a new […]

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“Why You Should Eat Yak Instead of Beef-“

Maybe folks ought not just “like” this on Facebook. Send it to your governors.  Oregon’s governor could use a copy now.

Why You Should Eat Yak Instead of Beef. By Christopher Ketcham. Truthdig.

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Summer temperatures were up 2.3 degrees compared to the last century-

A 9.7 degree rise in the mean temperature is predicted for the next century.

Study: Yellowstone region records hottest decade ever, on pace for disastrous warming effects by the end of the century. By […]

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a kill order for the alpha male and the uncollared subadult wolf from the Imnaha Pack of wolves in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa County. The Imnaha Pack is the state’s first and the only breeding pack this year and, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, consists of […]

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This replaces the 33rd edition.

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Hunting Wolves In Montana – Where Are The Data?

Jay Mallonee says Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual wolf report clearly shows defective math.

The story about his paper “Hunting Wolves In Montana – Where Are The Data?” came out in the Missoulian. I […]

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The attached article details what many of us advocate on this blog, a more equal representation in wildlife management – especially with regards to wolves. However, because we published this article in the Journal of Wildlife Management (JWM) we had to be careful with our wording and ended up removing certain sections like on Public […]

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September 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