From the monthly archives: October 2013

On September 1, 2013, The Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Fund completed the permanent retirement from livestock grazing of over 130,000 acres of public land in the former 45 and Tent Creek grazing allotments in Owyhee County, Idaho.

This permanently closes over 200 square miles of public lands to livestock grazing, ensuring habitat improvements for sage-grouse, California bighorn […]

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Utah to pay operating expenses, and might be reimbursed after gov’t shutdown-

Utah, a state famous for its many scenic national parks has might a deal with Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell,  To be opened and run with state funds are Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks. Also; Natural Bridges and Cedar […]

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We’ve seen it numerous times before when a member of Congress votes against funding their local district or state relies on, but then turns in a posture that says someone else was responsible and their local project could be run for free.

Wyoming Republican Senator John Barasso and Wyoming’s lone U.S. House member Cynthia Lummis […]

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A second case of brucellosis has been found in cattle in the brucellosis surveillance zone near the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) in Montana. This has prompted Texas to ask for further testing of cattle that are exported from the area to be tested once they arrive in the the state. It’s not as big of […]

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This is America the Beautiful edition of “Do you have some interesting wildlife news?” Let us not allow her to be destroyed by a group of political extremists.

Please put your news, links and comments below in comments –“Leave a reply”.   Here is the link to the old thread that’s now being retired (Sept. […]

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The last time that the government was shut down by the Republicans, during the Clinton Administration 17 years ago, ranchers all over the west released their livestock onto public lands for a free helping of public resources. Over the next few days you can help document what happens this time and ranchers can be held […]

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October 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