The future of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
The Forest Service is currently seeking public comments regarding the development of alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in North Central Idaho. The deadline is February 28. The new forest plan will guide management direction over the next 10 – 30 years. A Draft Environmental Impact […]Continue Reading →
Lawsuit: more protected habitat for threatened lynx needed
WildEarth Guardians and Western Environmental Law Center sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for insufficient critical habitat to recover the lynx-
MISSOULA, Mont. — Today, Nov. 17, WildEarth Guardians represented by the Western Environmental Law Center filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for failing to designate as critical habitat large […]Continue Reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: George Nickas, Wilderness Watch, (406) 542-2048
Gary Macfarlane, Friends of the Clearwater (208) 882-9755
Lawsuit Threatened to Protect Imperiled Bull Trout
from Airstrip Expansion in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Moscow- Wilderness Watch and Friends of the Clearwater have filed a 60-day Notice of Intent (NOI) […]Continue Reading →
Court Acts Swiftly to Aid Rare Canada Lynx
The following is a press release from The Western Environmental Law Center.
Wildlife advocates’ win forces federal government to prepare long overdue recovery plan for threatened Canada Lynx.
Missoula, MT – In a critical win for the rare and elusive Canada lynx, a federal court in Montana found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]Continue Reading →
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Lynx From Traps in Idaho
Increase in State-permitted Fur Trapping Leads to Illegal Trapping of Wild Cat
BOISE, Idaho— Three conservation groups initiated a lawsuit today against the Governor of Idaho and other state officials to halt trapping that illegally kills one of the rarest cats in the United States, the Canada lynx. The Center for Biological Diversity, […]Continue Reading →
Large predatory animals likely protect grazing animals from disease?
In the latest Jackson Hole News and Guide, outdoor writer Todd Wilkinson discusses the question, “Do wolves, cougars help curb diseases?” At the Wildlife News we have posed the same question. Properly stated this question can be investigated scientifically.
First a hypothesis (or hypotheses) need to be stated […]Continue Reading →
Washington State to try to manage cougars based on science instead of politics
When cougar incidents spike, a general hunt is not the answer, but what is?
In the past in Washington State and other states too, the common solution to an increasing number of complaints about cougars around livestock or houses has been a hunt. This is a political response based on simple thinking that more incidents […]Continue Reading →
Bad year for Florida Panther deaths
2012 was a record year for Florida panther deaths-
Twenty-six of the rare Florida panther were killed this year, a record, though one that should be set in perspective — the state’s population is 100-160 today compared to only 20-25 back in 1995 when eight female Texas pumas were imported to bolster the population of native […]Continue Reading →
Growing movement said not to work, resulting in disappearance of wildlife and spread of disease-
There is a new movement of sorts that does not believe that feral animals, primarily feral domestic cats and dogs should not be killed . . . at all. The “no-kill” movement has made surprising advances in cities and towns. […]Continue Reading →
Ravalli Republic publishes photos of 4-member cougar family in Sapphire Mountains-
The Sapphire Mountains are the range on the east side of the Bitterroot Valley. Outside of the immediate area the mountains on the west of the Valley, the Bitterroot Mountains, are better known. The Sapphires are much more gentle and have a lot of […]Continue Reading →
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