From the daily archives: Monday, October 17, 2011

Another story about the reoccupation of the Montana plains by grizzly bears-

Roaming grizzlies discovering Montana’s plains offer abundant food. AP

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Beavers play an important role in North America and its ecology. Beaver dams provide enormous benefits for all kinds of wildlife. In the West, they are very beneficial to trout by providing slower water refuges where the fish can grow to larger sizes, thus producing more eggs and offspring. The riparian vegetation that grows […]

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Some wolves hunted and lived after severe injuries-

Sue Ware, a paleopathologist, has examined the skeletons of about 160 Park wolves, and found numerous injuries and reinjuries, but she says Park are wolves healthier on the whole than others she has studied.

 Yellowstone wolf […]

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‎"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