Missoula

  • Wolves successfully live in states or parts of other countries with far greater human populations than Colorado. Photo George Wuerthner  A recent NPR radio story titled: “Is Colorado Too Crowded To Support Wolves” suggested that with 6 million residents, there wasn’t enough habitat to sustain wolves. I’ve been involved with wolf restoration since the 1980s,…

  •   When I was in college at the University of Montana in Missoula, I had a housemate named Tom. Tom was a wilderness fanatic like myself. We both loved exploring the wildlands that surround Missoula. Tom had a map on the wall where he drew a circle that encompassed a hundred-mile radius around Missoula.  Tom…

  • GPS collar shows grizzly was on ridge above Grant Creek in Oct. 2011- For years there have been reports grizzly bears in or near “The Rattlesnake,” just north of Missoula, Montana. Now there is hard proof that one grizzly briefly visited in October 2011. A “dropped” GPS collar  found miles to the north from a female…

  • Over 200 trips of these giant oil equipment pieces to go through U.S. 12 in Idaho and NW Montana- I think perhaps there has been too much attention in this forum on elk in Lolo.  Elk are important, but fishing, scenery, wilderness, and property of local people are more important. U.S.Highway 12 is one of…

  • Both upper and lower Rock Creek herds are now infected- Worse, the terrain is too rough in lower Rock Creek to cull the herd. It appears that over 400 bighorn are at risk. Well over a hundred have already be culled. Others have just died on their own. Pneumonia confirmed in Upper Rock Creek bighorn…

  • Pneumonia in bighorn has now spread to Rock Creek- It just keeps getting worse for the bighorn hit by the pneumonia outbreak near Missoula. Bighorn sheep in Rock Creek latest hit by fatal pneumonia outbreak. By Rob Chaney. Missoulian.


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George Wuerthner is an ecologist and writer who has published 38 books on various topics related to environmental and natural history. He has visited over 400 designated wilderness areas and over 200 national park units.

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