The kind of “wildlife” that does need to be trapped and eliminated
Huge Gambian rats trapped in Florida Keys. The kind of animals that do need to be eliminated-
Given the huge controversy over trapping our native wildlife, there are many animals that need to be trapped, shot, fished out, etc., and it largely is not native wildlife. Here is one example from one of the most […]Continue Reading →
Unwelcome Invaders: Wild Pigs Pose a Serious New Threat to Idaho
Exotic species threatens agriculture, the environment and wildlife
There has been a growing problem in central Oregon from wild pigs and now they are showing up in Idaho. This is a real threat to the ecology of Idaho and should be taken very seriously by the Idaho Fish and Game.
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Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
An annual grass worse than cheatgrass
Medusahead grass has the ability to take over a landscape like cheatgrass but nothing will eat it after it dies and dries out in the early summer months. It is becoming a huge problem in some areas and I’ve seen allotments with vast expanses where it is about the […]Continue Reading →
Why Are Asian Carp So Fearsome?
Why doesn’t Wildlife Services get a job killing these rather than our native wildlife?
Instead we have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doing nothing to stop their spread to the Great Lakes.
Why Are Asian Carp So Fearsome? By Karen Rowan. LiveScience.com as reported in Yahoo News.Continue Reading →
Biologists fear mountain goat presence in Grand Teton park
Mountain goats may compete with the struggling native bighorn sheep
Grand Teton National Park officials are worried that mountain goats may increase in the Park and compete with bighorn sheep. The goats were introduced into the Snake River Range by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and they have spread to the Teton Range. […]Continue Reading →
Author details how rainbow trout conquered the world
Good or bad, they’re everywhere.
Introductions of rainbow trout have caused the extinction of many species and are one of the primary reasons that inland sub-species of cutthroat in the western US have declined, or in some cases become entirely extinct.
The Yellowfin, Waha Lake, and Alvord cutthroats, of Colarado Idaho, and Oregon respectively, have […]Continue Reading →
Yellowstone Park’s goal is to boost native fish
Park hopes to reduce invasive trout species
The only native trout in Yellowstone National Park are Yellowstone and Westslope Cutthroat, and Arctic Grayling. Over the years those species have been reduced in population due to competition, predation, and hybridization due to other introduced trout.
Lake trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout have become well established […]Continue Reading →
Court won't close shipping locks to keep out carp
This could be very bad news for the Great Lakes
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to allow Michigan’s request to close a lock which would keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The whole case has not been decided yet so there may still be hope.
Court won’t close shipping locks […]Continue Reading →
Invasive carp threatens Great Lakes
These are the fish seen in YouTube videos leaping out of the water when disturbed by boats. Water skiers have been injured by them and they are rapidly taking over waterways in the midwest.
Fish and wildlife officials will poison a 6-mile stretch of water near Chicago on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to keep […]Continue Reading →
Alaska's Rat Island apparently rid of its namesake pest
Unfortunate side effect to poisoning effort was the loss of 43 bald eagles and many other birds.
Alaska’s Rat Island apparently rid of its namesake pest
By Erika Bolstad | McClatchy Newspapers
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