From the monthly archives: November 2012

Plans to combine the Caribou-Targhee and the Bridger-Teton spark criticism-

Once there was the Teton National Forest and the Bridger National Forest in Wyoming. Next door in Idaho their was the Caribou National Forest and the Targhee National Forest.

Seeking efficiency, and perhaps other goals, a generation ago the U.S. Forest Service combined the Bridger […]

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Project has a successful sixth year-

In Idaho when a wolf kills a lamb or is even suspected of doing so, the solution today is nearly the same as a hundred years ago — kill the wolf and maybe all the wolves you can find in the area with the costs of operation be damned.


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Wolfwatcher wants old wolf hunting sub-units from Montana 2011 hunt reestablished-
Yellowstone Park’s response to dead Park wolves is blasé-

Controversy over the seven dead Yellowstone Park wolves killed in the Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming hunting seasons continues. None of the Park wolves were actually killed inside the Park. This would be illegal, but […]

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Supposedly protected Yellowstone Park wolves were slaughtered in Montana and Wyoming state wolf hunts.

We predicted would happen. The Wildlife News, along with hundreds of other people, predicted that the Montana and Wyoming wolf hunts would end up killing many wolves that […]

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by George Wuerthner


Livestock production is a contributing factor in the decline of many western species, including birds (Wuerthner and Matteson 2002). This is not surprising given the amount of land utilized for animal agriculture, including public and private lands. Approximately 578 million out of 1.9 billion acres in the West are grassland pasture […]

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Yesterday the Desert Independent reported that on Election Day, after being asked about the treatment of wild horses and allegations made in a recent ProPublica article about the illegal sale of wild horses to a slaughter facility in Mexico, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar turned to the reporter and said “If you set me up like […]

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At least 50 dead griz, but population said to grow by 15-

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem stretches over about 18-million acres and into 3 states. Grizzly bears inhabit about 2/3 of that to some degree, hardly being confined to the smallish 2.2 million acres of Yellowstone National Park.

Grizzly bear numbers have been growing for […]

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2012 was banner year for number of lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake-

Yellowstone cutthroat trout numbers are finally seen to be increasing in what once was the world’s greatest Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishery — Yellowstone Lake.

A herculean effort over the last 3 years has resulted in the removal 300,000 of the invasive and […]

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Growing movement said not to work, resulting in disappearance of wildlife and spread of disease-

There is a new movement of sorts that does not believe that feral animals, primarily feral domestic cats and dogs should not be killed . . . at all. The “no-kill” movement has made surprising advances in cities and towns. […]

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Because of the growing number of comments, The Wildlife News is going to put up a new “Have you come across any interesting wildlife news” page more frequently than in the past.  Perhaps weekly. It will depend on the number of comments received.  Any suggestions for further changes are welcome.

So here is a new […]

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November 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