From the daily archives: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blacktail Fire was only 5 acres when suppression was ordered-

Although Yellowstone has had several “spot” fires this year, lightning caused the first real (potentially) large fire today.  The order to suppress it came when the fire was only about 5 acres in size.  It is burning between the  the gravel Blacktail Plateau Drive and […]

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Wildlife Services has high average non-lethal record for all animals, but not for large carnivores-

Lately there has been a lot of media critical of USDA-Wildlife Services; often called by its critics something like “the federal government’s wildlife killers.”  In an effort to mount a defense the Service has pointed out that 80% of its […]

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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