From the monthly archives: October 2017

Bob Zybach who works for the forest industry published highly inaccurate guest commentary in the Eugene Register Guard. You can find Bob’s commentary here:   Bob Zybach’s October 31st Register-Guard guest editorial on wildfire was full of misinformation and incorrect assumptions. He suffers from the Industrial Forestry Paradigm that sees forests as either “fuels” […]

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For immediate release 10/17/17
Media contacts:
Scott Lake, Western Watersheds Project (208) 429-1679
Laurie Rule, Advocates for the West (503) 914-6388
Sarah McMillan, WildEarth Guardians (406) 549-3895

Lawsuit Filed Today to Protect Idaho Bighorn Sheep from Deadly Diseases

Idaho’s bighorns threatened by government sheep grazing at experiment station


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The headline in a recent Capital Press article proclaims that “Preliminary data shows cattle, sage grouse can coexist”.

The article then goes on to quote various researchers who are at the beginning of a ten-year study. According to the article, grazing allotments were grazed according to traditional patterns for two years, then the […]

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By Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project

Dr. Edward O. Wilson, one of the world’s foremost ecologists and thinkers, will be in Washington, D.C. next week for a series of presentations on migration corridors in the United States and the diversity of life across the globe. This is part of Dr. Wilson’s ‘Half-Earth’ […]

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By Stephany Seay, Darrell Geist, and Ken Cole

A female buffalo separated from her family group who will all be killed, is held in a sorting pen at Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap, where she waits before being loaded onto a stock trailer that will take her to the slaughter […]

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October 2017


‎"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