From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Will either side win the hearing?

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the proposed state wolf plan and hold a public hearing. The state plan calls for 15 breeding pairs of wolves in the state for 3 years running before a state delisting can happen. About 2/3 of the land area in Washington […]

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Niemeyer’s Memoir Wolfer Addresses The Societal Hatred Of Lobos-

Among those who follow the wolf controversy most are now familiar with the name “Carter Niemeyer.”  He is one of the few who walks right down the middle, which nowadays likely means he gets it from both sides.

Todd Wilkinson produces the Wildlife Art Journal has […]

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The Wallowa County Chieftain has issued an editorial which echos my sentiments on the controversy unfolding over whether the Hunter’s should be allowed to expand their Bed and Breakfast business to a parcel of land that they bought for the purpose. Rather than discussing the relevant issues relating to the B&B the discussion at the […]

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Using Drones to Kill Wildlife?

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According to Senator Max Baucus drone aircraft could potentially be used to kill predators.

“Our troops rely on this type of technology every day and there is enormous future potential in border security, agriculture, and wildlife and predator management” – Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

The developers of the drone say that they can sense the […]

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Latest chapter in a thick book of controversy over hunt is being written-

The inclusion of most of the area inside Grand Teton National Park (the valley portion) happened after a long and bitter controversy.  The present boundary of the Park was established in 1950 after significant concessions to the usual opponents of change in […]

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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