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Will firefighters be able to prevent a new run even farther to the east?
Update 9/17. Eastward spread of fire most likely contained.

The Mustang Fire has burned at least a hundred miles now, west and east along the main fork the Salmon River in Idaho. The River contained the Fire’s southward spread, […]

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Chairman of the State Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission chair says Montana elk are 22,000 over state objectives-

Anti-wolf sentiment seems high in Montana, judging from the media, but mostly from the Republican Party. However, the chairman of Montana FWP Commission, Dr. Robert Ream, once a wolf researcher himself, told Bitterroot Valley residents that the […]

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Findings contradict local views on the dire effect of wolves on elk calves-

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and University of Montana have a 3-year study going to find out about elk and predator relations in the southern part (the “upper part”)  of the Bitterroot Valley, Montana.  By the time of the recently ended  […]

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Suzy Foss, one of far right majority on commission, says local folks fear for their children playing outside-

The Ravalli County, Montana, Commission dominated by right wingers in this sub-division riddled part of the Bitterroot Valley has been  fanning hysteria to divert attention from their collusion with subdividers, their anti-conservation ethic, and their religious pushiness, […]

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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