From the monthly archives: October 2011

Couple near Joseph, Oregon have plans for a bed and breakfast rejected because they associate with enviros and might enjoy wolves-

A couple owning 16 acres of land deemed unsuitable for agriculture have lost their first round in an attempt to build a tiny bed and breakfast on their land because local folks believe they […]

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A potentially devastating virus has been discovered for the first time in Pacific salmon stocks of British Columbia. The disease, infectious salmon anemia (ISA), has devastated Atlantic salmon and salmon farms in Chile, but how the virus will effect Pacific salmon is unknown. The fear is that it could be devastating all along the west […]

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Release of 32 bighorn underway-

This release by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and private individuals has taken 20 years to be accomplished. The stock for the release came from Nevada to the south around Stonewall Mountain near Tonapah. They are desert, not Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.  Bighorn are now back in […]

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Elk hunter injuries said “not life threatening”-

This story has been developing all afternoon. The National Parks Traveler is the account that has the most details that I have found so far; but none of these stories point out that he was hunting in the general area where famous grizzlys 399 and 610 have […]

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European Commission’s plans to class fuel tar sand fuels as “highly polluting”

Canada isn’t happy at all about the EU’s plan to classify all tar sand development as “highly polluting.” Such a classification does have teeth. It is more than an insult.

Environmental groups are happy because this development in Canada is in fact extremely […]

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We fear death, so do animals, even some insects like dragonflies-

“Playing possum” by possums is not a clever fraud. Instead it seems to be a last ditch involuntary device to avoid death by giving up and entering a state from which they can’t be roused when the predator leaves until minutes or hours have […]

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Busy Moose-Wilson paved road closed to accommodate GB399, 610 and families-

We have posted a number of stories on the photogenic and often seen extended grizzly family of grizzly bears 399, her adult daughter 610 and their various cubs, including a cub who actually switched (reason unknown) from 399 to 610 last summer.

About a […]

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Lawsuit tries to permanently derail plan to let bison use Gardiner Basin in the winter.

Early last spring bison were suddenly allowed to use the Gardiner Basin just north of Yellowstone Park for the first time in over a generation. State, federal and tribal officials signed what was to be a landmark agreement to let […]

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Another Oregon wolf pack!

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Snake River Pack?

Although the wolf population in Oregon took a dip this year, packs continue to proliferate. Sneakcat reports one more pack* has been discovered and it has a pup. The pack is near Idaho close to and adjacent to the Snake River (the Idaho/Oregon border). According its tracks, it has at least 5 […]

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Recent observation of a grizzly in the Pitt River, a reason for hope-

One look at the forested, very scenic, and deep mountains around busy Vancouver, British Columbia and you would think the woods might be full of grizzly bears. It isn’t true, especially close to Vancouver.  The Garibaldi-Pitt grizzly bear population unit (GBPU) and […]

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October 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