As predicted, Trump goes after the national monuments
The major national monuments of the last 20 years on the chopping block
President Trump has just signed a much-predicted executive order that mandates a review of all the national monuments established since 1996 that are larger than 100,000 acres.
National monuments are established under the Antiquities Act of 1906 that gives Presidents the power […]Continue Reading →
Meat and shrimp–how diet contributes to global warming
I read two different studies this week that are connected but were not related in the media.
The first is record warmth across the country. Denver recorded 80 degrees in mid-November. And 29 states had the warmest December ever recorded. Instead of a white Christmas, it was 70 degrees on Christmas Eve in Vermont!
Such […]Continue Reading →
Range Riders-a false solution for predator-livestock conflicts
Tom Sawyer would be proud of the “progressive” livestock producers who “love” predators. These ranchers are continuously held up as a “win-win demonstrations” by collaborating so-called conservation groups who promote these operations as examples of how wildlife and ranching can co-exist.
You know the names, in part, because there are so few of them around […]Continue Reading →
‘Carbon Curtain’ exposes suppression of science at a state university
By Erik Molvar, Executive Director, Western Watersheds Project
While Trump administration issues directives banning discourse on climate change and muzzles scientists in federal agencies, the fossil fuel industry may have an even tighter stranglehold over state institutions. In his new exposé of industry meddling in higher education, Behind the Carbon Curtain (slated for an April […]Continue Reading →
How Effective Fire Suppression?
According to the FS and many others with a financial interest in logging and firefighting, prior to the settlement of the West, wildfires were more frequent than today. These frequent fires kept fuels low, and therefore, reduced fire severity of wildfires.
Since its inception, the Forest Service has had a policy of putting out […]Continue Reading →
FILLMORE, Utah— Conservation groups today condemned a U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal to auction off 14,943 acres of public land in central Utah for fracking and drilling, which will hurt an imperiled population of greater sage grouse.
The Bureau previously announced that it would include lands occupied by the Sheeprocks sage grouse population and […]Continue Reading →
Press Release: Chronic Wasting Disease now in 21 of 23 Wyoming counties
Below is a press release of interest to our readers.
Jackson, Wyoming: Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently reported that the deadly Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in a female mule deer found dead near the Pinedale airport, about eight miles southwest of the Fall Creek feedground.
This is the first case of CWD found […]Continue Reading →
Bighorn sheep vs domestic sheep
Bighorn sheep, named for the large curling horns of rams, are one of the West’s most iconic animals. Once found from North Dakota to Washington and south to California to New Mexico, they were among the most plentiful of the West’s large mammals, numbering more than 2 million animals.
Today, in most western states their […]Continue Reading →
HAILEY, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program – which kills thousands of predators across the country annually – announced today it has abandoned use of M-44 cyanide bombs in Idaho in response to a petition filed by 19 conservation and wildlife organizations two weeks ago. In a letter transmitted […]Continue Reading →
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