New web site uses Bundy to expose land grab politicians
Web site is called “Bundy’s Buddies”
The name of scofflaw rancher “Cliven Bundy” continues to inspire not only certain Republican politicians who are planning more sagebrush rebellion, but now their opponents, who we might call “sagebrush patriots.”
A new web site, Bundy’s Buddies, has been put up showing the name and photos of […]Continue Reading →
Idaho plan to poison ravens is put off a year (updates)
Environmental assessment not done in time-
After a big outcry against the Idaho Fish and Game plan to poison 4000 ravens in Idaho so to help the struggling sage grouse, the operation has been delayed for a year. The actual poisoning would be done by the federal agency USDA’s Wildlife Services. This federal agency needed […]Continue Reading →
Drones: both a menace and savior to wildlife
Drones for hunting and for harassment-
Drones to stop and catch poachers-
Drones for wildlife research-
More and more stories appear featuring drones and wildlife.
Recently it was revealed that private drones were in use in Zion National Park so that photographers could avoid scaling cliffs and get closeups of the wild sheep […]Continue Reading →
A closer look at “sagebrush rebel” Ken Ivory of Utah
SL Tribune raises a question about his motives-
Whenever public officials in the West gather to talk about “taking back” (transferring) the U.S. public lands to state ownership, the name Ken Ivory is likely to show up.
We first first heard of this Utah state legislator about two years ago. He has been traveling to […]Continue Reading →
More Lenore Barrett finally bites the dust
People are still talking about the defeat of Lenore Hardy Barrett in Idaho’s Republican Primary. She lost to 69-year old rancher Merrill Beyeler of Leadore, a town smaller than even Challis, ID where Barrett lived.
Perhaps too soon, Merrill Beyeler had been declared “as good as elected” in the November general election. It is a heavily Republican […]Continue Reading →
Idaho Primary: Wildlife foe Lenore Barrett finally bites the dust
Rangeland steward of the year takes out Barrett in Republican primary-
Political analysis and opinion. By Ralph Maughan
Any Idahoan concerned about wildlife, grazing, mining, or just a state representative who listens, will bolt upright when they learn the Idaho State Representative Lenore Barrett of Challis has, after years, bitten the political dust. Although she […]Continue Reading →
Wildfire and Forest Health: Myths And Reality
There are widely held assumptions that logging will reduce or preclude large wildfires and beetle outbreaks. The recent adoption of the Farm Bill categorical exclusion that will permit logging up to 45 million acres of national forests is based on flawed assumptions about forest health and wildfire.
LARGE WILDFIRE CLIMATE DRIVEN
Large fires are driven […]Continue Reading →
It is almost 500,000 acres near Las Cruces, NM-
President Obama began to make good on a State of the Union address promise today announcing that he will use his authority under the Antiquities Act to declare the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. This is the largest national monument he has declared. All Presidents since Theodore […]Continue Reading →
Drought: Some Utah ranchers want elk dead for cows
Group asks increase in elk permits so public land cows can continue during drought-
Even though cattle graze for just $1.35 an animal unit month (an AUM) on Forest Service land, a group of central Utah livestock operators has asked the Utah Wildlife Board for an increase in elk permits because there isn’t enough forage […]Continue Reading →
It’s always the rural counties in the West that are nasty
A rural minority rules the urban majority in the West, Why?
We read that Westerners are moving to take back the federal lands, or Westerners are upset about too much environmental protection. We watch Old West Cliven Bundy get away with stealing grass and his supporters massing to maybe gun down BLM law enforcement in […]Continue Reading →
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