From the monthly archives: April 2012

The Wildlife News received this photo recently of a lynx captured in eastern Washington State. I just thought people might be interested in seeing just how big and beautiful they are. This one is obviously under the influence of tranquilizers.

After a long time without any being documented there have been two Canada lynx documented in […]

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This installment of Tom Knudson’s series in the Sacremento Bee investigates the efficacy of USDA Wildlife Services’ predator killing program to benefit wildlife. In short, it doesn’t, it generally causing more harm than good and could be having impacts on disease such as the plague due to the increase of rodents after control actions.

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Tom Knudson of the Sacremento Bee has been working on this very important and eye opening series about USDA Wildlife Services for several months. I was contacted by him in December last year and we talked about several issues related to WS and their killing.

This first installment of three introduces people to the agency […]

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Ranchers reflexively oppose moving healthy Yellowstone bison onto lands of people who welcome them-

Recently we did the story “Untrustworthy: the history of Montana cattle ranchers and Yellowstone bison.”  It pointed to George Ochenski’s chronicle of the deceit and obstructiveness by Montana ranchers toward protecting the genetics of Yellowstone bison by moving some […]

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The American Bird Conservancy notes in a press release that a million birds may be dying each year after becoming trapped inside PVC pipes used to mark mining claims throughout the country, but mainly in the west.

Small birds apparently see the opening of PVC pipes used to mark mining claims as a hollow suitable […]

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Giant wind farm planned for the top of sage grouse-rich plateau is dead-

A couple weeks ago we got word that the China Mountain wind farm project was in trouble when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ordered two more years of study of it because the area was such important occupied sage grouse […]

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A disgrace for the Salmon Challis National Forest

Basin Creek is a headwater tributary of the Little Lost River drainage in Idaho. It was home to bull trout and had a series of wet meadows which are in the process of eroding away and becoming biological wastelands.

Western Watersheds Project staff and supporters visited this […]

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Numerous wind turbines now erected in Spring Valley, Nevada-

The project to install 66, 275 foot tall wind turbines directly below the heights of Great Basin National Park, Nevada is now well underway as the April 22, 2012 photo shows.  Nevada’s first wind farm, which will disturb almost 15 square miles, was approved by the […]

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William, Tom and Erin White of Washington state have all plead guilty for their role in the killing of two wolves from the Lookout Pack, Washington’s first wolf pack in 70 years.

William White, his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Erin White will have to pay fines and be on probation for their parts in […]

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Forest Service agrees to remove livestock corrals that impede the pronghorn’s migration.

Cheyenne, WY- Conservationists and the US Forest Service today signed a settlement agreement that will protect a 6,000-year-old, critical migratory corridor necessary for the survival of North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn. The Path of the Pronghorn is the longest remaining […]

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April 2012


‎"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