Ranching compromises Yellowstone Economic Values
Recently it was reported in the Livingston Enterprise that visitors to Yellowstone National Park contributed $493.6 million in spending in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,737 jobs.
And this research does not include all the jobs and income resulting from those with footloose businesses and/or retirement that they bring to communities like Livingston, in […]Continue Reading →
Loservilles of the West and modern day Ghost Dance
Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, likes to suggest there are “winners” like him and “losers” like most everyone else. And if you want to be on the winning team, you should vote for Trump. Trump has suggested that he is willing to state the truth, and is not inhibited by political correctness. But one truth […]Continue Reading →
Bundy’s cattle starving on their illegal Nevada range
Rarely given more than minimal herding, Bundy’s cattle seem now to be on their own-
Many people argue that Nevada, the driest state, is really no place for cattle, grass-loving creatures that they are. Nonetheless, herds of widely spaced cattle have pummeled the landscape there for over a hundred years.
For a generation Cliven Bundy […]Continue Reading →
Wildfire Policy ignores science
The Forest Service solution to large wildfires is more logging, but this prescription ignores the growing body of scientific research that suggests that logging/thinning/prescribed burning does not work under severe fire conditions.
Why is this important?
Because the vast majority of all fires self-extinguish whether we do anything or not. However, all large fires — […]Continue Reading →
Malheur and beyond
It’s been a month-and-a-half since occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon ended. Most of the Malheur occupiers and many of those who planned and directed the earlier 2014 standoff with federal personnel at the Bundy Ranch near Mesquite, Nevada, are now in prison waiting trial.
What kind of activists were the […]Continue Reading →
Wyoming Data Censorship Laws Are Still Illegal
Conservationists say statute remains unlawful despite revisions
Cheyenne, Wyoming– Yesterday, a coalition of public interest advocacy organizations again challenged the unlawful parts of Wyoming’s anti-data statutes. Western Watersheds Project, National Press Photographers Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Center for Food Safety, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed […]Continue Reading →
Reseda, CALIFORNIA – Hundreds of cattle are still on the loose two years to the day after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began rounding up Cliven Bundy’s cattle in the Gold Butte area of southern Nevada. Forced by armed militants to release the penned cattle at the famous standoff under the highway bridge, the […]Continue Reading →
Court overturns government refusal to protect wolverine
Climate change and genetic isolation threaten famously tough predator-
MISSOULA, Mont.— Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge today overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive […]Continue Reading →
Do you have some interesting wildlife news? April 5, 2016 edition
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.
Here is the link to the “old” wildlife news of February 13, 2016.Continue Reading →
Don’t let logging be the cost of wilderness
I wish to respond to the self-serving opinion piece in the March 16 Missoulian by Gordy Sanders and Loren Rose of Pyramid Lumber Company in Seeley Lake titled “Work together to pass Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project.”
The Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project is a good example of “PPSC” socialism: privatize the profits, […]Continue Reading →
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