From the monthly archives: June 2012

      Earlier on this issue in The Wildlife News.

Newport, Oregon. Several tones of oceanic species foreign to Oregon waters were removed from the 150 ton derelict dock, burned and buried.  However, because of the concentration of creatures it is […]

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Proposed new hunting rules would allow unlimited wolf killing right up to YNP boundary-
Public comment could change this-

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks doesn’t think they killed enough wolves in the last hunt.  As a result they are proposing hunting rules like Idaho had last year  and more — no quotas, electronic […]

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Trial of the accused Hammond family arsonists is now underway in Pendleton, Oregon–

We have been following this amazing story since it broke two years ago. On the first day of the Pendelton, Oregon trial, young Dusty Hammond told the court how his uncle Steve […]

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If the story as told in today’s Billings Gazette is accurate, it is amazing what a little fear of wolves will cause a person to do.

A single bark from a wolf is a sound that means it is surprised — startled.  As expert wolf trapper and handler Carter Niemeyer tells it (Niemeyer has crawled […]

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Emma Marris, the author of Rambunctious Garden (RG), loves the nature hiding in back street alleys and along the highway median strip. Marris believes it’s time to abandon (or de-emphasize) what she sees as outdated and naïve conservation strategies such as creation of national parks and wilderness reserves.  She feels the biggest obstacles to a […]

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Number of wolves continues to grow in NE Washington-

The number of wolves in Washington State is still small.  However, two new wolves were just added to the list in NE Washington. There, the Colville Indian Tribal Wolf Team captured and radio collared two relatively small yearling wolves in the Reservation’s backcountry.  They were a […]

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Grizzlies seeming to continue their slow migration south along the Wind Rivers-

After two years, another grizzly has been photographed well south in the lofty Wind River Range, west of Lander, WY.  The bear was caught by a trail camera. The bear was in a dense stand of lodgepole pine in the vicinity […]

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Bill seems to lack the harsh attacks on national parks, wilderness, and national monuments that are in the House bill-

Senator Tester’s (D-MT) opponents figured they had him where it hurts with the misleading Sportsman’s Heritage Act in the House.  We covered some of the House version’s […]

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Liquor and drugs fell felon; but bears should not eat flesh of bad guys-

British Columbia has an odd, macabre, bear story.  It seems a person convicted of murder back in ’93 was on parole and hardly living up to expectations. The mix of drugs and booze probably killed him at his lone party in […]

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife worries about non-native creatures on dock set adrift by earthquake tsunami-

There are many ways that non-natives travel the globe to invade foreign land and water. One rarely considered until recently is riding debris pushed out of sea by giant tsunami. Tiny starfish, an invasive mussel and foreign algae get the […]

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June 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