From the monthly archives: April 2013

It is time for a new “wildlife news” thread.

Please put  your news, links and comments below in comments.  Here is the link to the thread being retired (April 3, 2013).

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One wolf per incident may be killed-
Readers: note my addition of an article by Bob Ferris

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The wolf population in Washington State is growing nicely and especially in its NE corner. Residents are not allowed by the state to kill a wolf without a permit. This issue was faced […]

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I recently visited Yellowstone National Park and, while there, my father and I used a friend’s place as a base camp in Gardiner, Montana.  From there we would drive about 10 miles to the Park where we watched wildlife, took photographs, and just enjoyed some of the solitude that Yellowstone provides during this part of […]

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L.A. Times reveals national delisting except for the struggling, tiny population of Mexican wolves-

The Los Angeles Times has broken the news that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is going delist the gray wolf completely with one exception, the Mexican wolf. Arizona and New Mexico wanted even the 50-60 Mexican wolves to be declared “recovered” […]

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EPA Continues its Critique of State Department analysis of controversial pipeline from the Alberta tar sands-

A million objections were sent to the State Department’s Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement analysis (SEIS) of the environmental effects of the Keystone XL pipeline. Perhaps it was portentous that the […]

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Almost extinct strain of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout rebounds to grow 20 pound lunkers-

This month Pyramid Lake was an undiscovered pool of beauty, at least to me and my spouse. We just spent three days at this amazing place. We finally saw the big Lahontan Cutthroat after a loud splash alerted us inside our truck […]

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Our future bleak; do intelligent species destroy themselves-

Today is Earth Day, the 43rd since its inception in 1970. Earth Day is always a day for some celebration, thought, political and social action, and fear for the future of life on the planet. For example, this Earth Day is also the last day […]

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A few incidents and some grizzly expansion onto the Montana plains-

Now that the grizzly (and black) bears are mostly out into what has been a generally cold Rocky Mountain spring, there is, as always, grizzly bear news.

First a minor mauling. A college student in Pablo, Montana was mauled by a griz during the […]

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Can it dispell some ridiculous myths? ……Please?

OR7, aka Journey, the wolf who travelled from northeast Oregon into northern California and now back to southern Oregon, isn’t unique among his species but for one thing, he is still alive.  After traveling long distance with a lot of people following his GPS collar from their computers and […]

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Copyright 2013 by Kathie Lynch

Spring is in the air in Yellowstone, heralded by rapidly shrinking spots of snow on brown and sage hillsides, mud puddles edged with slippery ice, heavy parka mornings and toe warmer-free afternoons. Following the heart-breaking losses of last fall and winter’s wolf hunting season, a very different landscape of wolves […]

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April 2013


‎"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