From the monthly archives: September 2015

Arctic mosquitoes explode in number
Scientists uncover likely pathogenic “giant viruses”

Superabundant mosquitoes-
One of the predictions about a warming, changing climate is that it provides conditions for the spread of biological material we hate and is harmful to wildlife as well. Two recent developments in the Arctic show that this is no longer […]

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With the recent decision not to list the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and given the overall weak measures in various Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) conservation plans, it behooves activists to consider measures that will protect the sage grouse, and its habitat, along with the more […]

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The decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) not to list the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was an adroit dance of politics. The plan to “save’ the sage grouse has no clothes. The government proposed solution to the bird’s decline includes 14 new sage-grouse recovery plans—consolidated from 98 […]

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Outlook for Iconic Bird is Bleak-

By Greta Anderson,  Dr. Michael Connor  and Travis Bruner (208) 720-5595

Hailey, Idaho ­­– In a double-whammy that will doom the sagebrush steppe and the iconic Greater sage-grouse to a dismal future, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today the Obama Administration’s decision to rely on incomplete planning […]

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A recent article in the Science section of the New York Times seemed to reiterate some of the common misunderstandings about wildfire.  While there are parts of the article that I certainly agree with, the implicit message that large wildfires are ecologically destructive and that thinning forests will save them is questionable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/science/as-fires-grow-a-new-landscape-appears-in-the-west.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

AFTERMATH […]

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WWP Intends to Sue if Grazing Continues to Harm Bull Trout in the Little Lost River Watershed-

Boise, Idaho — Today, Western Watersheds Project (WWP) gave the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue for the agency’s failure to protect a federally protected species from livestock grazing impacts on eight […]

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Bears now seeking extra calories to fatten up for hibernation-

In case folks have forgotten, though few who read The Wildlife News are in that category, autumn is the time for what might look like gluttonous behavior in bears. In order to survive hibernation, bears needs thousands of what would normally be excess calories to put on […]

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It is time to create a new page of “Interesting Wildlife News.” Please put your wildlife news in the comments below.
Do not post copyrighted material, and here is the link to the “old” wildlife news of August 5, 2015.

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Man with the data the ranchers fear, will speak at Teton County Library-

Jonathan Ratner, whose data gathering efforts to test for e. coli contamination in Wyoming creeks indirectly caused the Wyoming legislature to pass their draconian “data trespass law,” will speak tomorrow, Sept. 10 at the Teton County Library in Jackson, Wyoming at 6 […]

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Recent Idaho bear bites

On September 4, 2015 By

Grizzly bear and black bear attacks-

Last week there were two bear attacks in Idaho. One was in the Island Park area near landmark Sawtelle Peak (10 miles west of Yellowstone Park). The other was near the western Idaho town of McCall.

Idaho Fish and Game personnel trapped and then killed a male black bear in […]

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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