Archives of Conservation News Stories in Western Wolf Country

The stories below are roughly arranged in chronological order. Be sure to scroll down so you don't miss updated stories. Unless it is in quotes, the commentary is mine.

Please be aware that not all articles and links will be working because some of the sources do not keep archives, or if they do, they charge for them.


Articles from May through June 2004-

- 6-30-2004. Yellowstone Park might do something to mitigate the visual impacts of cell phone tower at Old Faithful. By Becky Bohrer. AP. The prominence of this tower has become a matter of considerable controversy.

- 6-29-2004. "Our view. With good management, people, wolves can co-exist." Idaho Statesman tells Idaho anti-wolf activists to face reality.

- 6-29-2004. I-70 wolf was new arrival to Colorado. Investigation reveals death by vehicle, not case of foul play. By Gary Gerhardt, Rocky Mountain News. There was a chance that wolf 273F from Yellowstone was killed elsewhere and dumped on I-70, west of Denver, but no it turns out she walked to Colorado and was hit on the Interstate.

- 6-29-2004. Raven positive for West Nile in Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole Zone. West Nile arrives in Jackson Hole, WY.

- 6-24-2004. Norton: Sage grouse listing would hurt energy production. By Deborah Baker. The sage grouse isn't the only animal threatened by the vast drilling for natural gas and coal bed methane in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and New Mexico. Many other species depend on the disappearing sagebrush habitat. She also fails to mention that coal bed methane production produces vast amounts slightly saline water, ideal breeding grounds for the mosquito species most likely to infect people and horses with West Nile virus -- culex tarsalis. Campbell County, Wyoming in the heart of coal bed methane production, had the most per capita cases of West Nile in nation last year, and one person has already been sickened this year.  -More info on coal bed methane production-

- 6-24-2004. Colorado lynx moves to Wyoming, gives birth. By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer

- 6-24-2004. Lolo National Forest [Montana] won't build new roads to log burned trees. By Sherry Devlin. Missoulian

- 6-23-2004. Wyoming rancher sentenced in prairie dog killings. By Clair Johnson. Billings Gazette Staff.

- 6-22-2004. Let's welcome the wandering wolves. State must devise balanced management plan. Editorial by the Rocky Mountain News (Colorado).

- 6-22-2004. Yellowstone cutthroat trout in trouble, but there is hope. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette.
Related 6-22-2004. Utah's efforts to revive the Colorado cutthroat trout bear fruit. By Brett Prettyman. Salt Lake Tribune.

- 6-22-2004. Rocky Mountain Front Drilling study elicits flood of comments. AP
Previously.
- 5-4-2004. Rocky Mountain Front drilling proposal sparks 12,000 e-mails. By Sonja Lee. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer. "During the first week of a public comment period on a proposal to drill for natural gas in the Rocky Mountain Front, the Bureau of Land Management received more than 12,000 e-mails -- so many electronic comments that the government account is overloaded for now. But those 12,000 e-mails are just the beginning.
HELP ! Here is a Montana Wilderness Association alert from May 4 that I modified slightly.

- 6-21-2004. Furious battle in Congress and in Alaska over timber roads on the Tongass National Forest. BY Joel Connelly. Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

- 6-21-2004. "Frustrated hunters lead anti-wolf movement. Sportsmen say predators are decimating elk herds, but views on fixing issue differ." By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. That's hardly a neutral headline. It should say some "hunters" and "sportsman." I think most hunters have a firmer view of biological reality than Gillet, and he sounds kind of crazy.

- 6-21-2004. Second year of study how Yellowstone elk calves die is underway. Billings Gazette. For the second year of the three year study of the cause of death of radio collared elk calf deaths in Yellowstone indicate it is bears more than wolves that kill them. This must be a bitter pill for the anti-wolf crowd.

- 6-18-2004. House Votes to Allow Snowmobiles in Parks. Bush Administration Hails Decision. By Juliet Eilperin. Washington Post Staff Writer (free registration required).

- 6-17-2004. Snowmobiles win vote in U.S. House. Bison lose. Yahoo News. For me it's time to write out a check to the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee. The Republicans backed snowmobiles in our first national park and continuing killing bison on the fraudulent assertion it has something to so with controlling brucellosis.

- 6-17-2004. Wolf reintroduction possible in Colorado. By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer.

- 6-17-2004. Now rare Himalayan wolves may be the evolutionary oldest of the wolves. BBC News. "DNA tests on an endangered variety of Indian wolf suggest it might be the most ancient representative of the animals anywhere in the world."

- 6-17-2004. Who Owns The West? Mining Claims in America's West. Environmental Working Group. This is a great data base showing how and who the government gives our precious public lands to, often for pennies on the acre.

- 6-17-2004. Yellowstone Park's concessionaire 'greens' its operations. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette.

- 6-16-2004. The Environment Shortchanged. Editorial New York Times. The House Appropriations bill for the Department of Interior, cuts just about every program, except for energy. No doubt the huge federal deficit will be given as a justification, but the demise of the federal budget surplus and their replacement by record deficits is to a considerable degree, planned, because those who hate domestic spending realize that a solvent federal government can fund programs, and that is dangerous to their anti-government ideology.

- 6-16-2004. Billions of Mormon crickets plague parts of Idaho. Owyhee County asks governor for disaster relief. Idaho Statesman. By Chereen Langrill.

- 6-16-2004. Cougar shot by police in Yankton, South Dakota suburban area. By Kelly Hertz. Press and Dakotan.

- 6-15-2004. Environmental groups lose case over off-road vehicles in the Supreme Court. By Debbie Hummel, Associated Press. An important side-effect of this is that you can't trust land use decisions formally adopted by the federal land management agencies. Because they are not trustworthy, environmentalists will be yet more recalcitrant, and when a green President is in office, extractive groups will be more stubborn too.  Furthermore, it reduces any incentive for mediation or bargaining because decisions made can be ignored by the land agencies.

- 6-15-2004. Yet another round of public input on Yellowstone snowmobiling begins. Billings Gazette. Your comments are due by July 13. This is required because of last winter's successful lawsuit reinstated the Clinton snowmobile plan.

- 6-15-2004. Justice Department asks energy industry for help in environmental fighting lawsuits. Associated Press. In others words government for the oil companies, by the the oil companies, and of the oil companies (Bush and Cheney).

- 6-14-2004. Alaska's 'bridges to nowhere' Key lawmakers want to start building a $2 billion bridge to boost development, prompting battle over pork. By Todd Wilkinson. Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor.

- 6-14-2004. Colorado's Wolf Management Working Group split on wolves. Panel developing management plan. By Charley Able, Rocky Mountain News.
However, agreement has been hard to come by.
- 6-12-2004. Ready, not reactive. Wolf management must steer clear of hysteria. Editorial. Boulder (CO) Daily Camera.
- 6-11-2004. Colorado wolf foes, backers far apart. State panel trying to help develop a management plan. By Theo Stein Denver Post Staff Writer.
- 6-9-2004. Myths and truths about wolves. Editorial. Denver Post.
- 6-9-2004. Body of Yellowstone wolf in Colorado renews debate on the species. By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer
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- 6-8-2004. Yellowstone wolf turns up dead along I-70, deep in Colorado. By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer.
Except for the dead part this is great news -- so far south! Of course, lone wolves don't make more wolves,. There needs to be two wolves of opposite sexes that find each other.

- 6-8-04. One reason why Colorado needs wolves. "Elk devouring future of beavers, wetlands [in Colorado]." By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer.

- 6-14-2004. Battle for Hall Creek. Is it government at its worst or its best? By Sonja Lee. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer. The fact that we have to fight to keep the drillers out of public land (national forest) immediate south of Glacier National Park seems like government at its worst to my values. Glacier NP did not encompass all the scenic beauty in area, not by a long shot.

- 6-13-2004. Embattled rancher calls it quits. By Jeff Gearino. Casper Star Tribune Southwest Wyoming bureau. There have been many stories about Frank Robbins, Jr., an Alabama native who migrated to a large Wyoming ranch in 1994. His alleged trespassing, overgrazing, and political connections led to much controversy.
Earlier Story. 9-29-2003. Reckless rancher cuts sweet deal in D.C. By Brodie Farquhar. High Country News. "Bush administration orders local BLM office to back off."

- 6-13-2004. The lure of the salmon. As runs come back, anglers rejuvenate an Idaho tradition. Idaho Statesman. Salmon and steelhead runs have been greatly rejuvenated in last 3 years in Idaho. Much of this seems to be due to more favorable ocean currents and the end of the mid-1990s drought. The effects of the new drought are yet to be felt. The fishing has been very beneficial to small towns near the rivers and to Native American traditions. Just a few years ago Idaho politicians were dismissive of these potential benefits. 
The underlying problem of the many dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers remains, however -- they kill directly or  indirectly about 99% of the small salmon smolts migrating to the Pacific.

- 6-12-2004. Are ravens responsible for wolf packs? By Ned Rozell. Sitnews. Ketchikan, Alaska
Earlier Story
- 5-17-2004. Why Wolves Hunt in Packs: Earthwatch-supported research shows that group foraging by wolves may have evolved in response to hordes of scavenging ravens. ENN. From Earthwatch Institute.
It makes sense -- solitary predators like bears and cougar bury their kills and that tends to keep the ravens away. Large wolf packs like those in Yellowstone manage to eat more of their kill than the smaller, often human-disrupted packs on the margins of Yellowstone.

- 6-12-2004. Montana Republican Party platform committee OKs cyanide mine support for GOP's platform.
By Charles S. Johnson. Helena Independent Record.
Mining interests on behalf of one or two unpopular mine proposals have been tried to get the imitative repealed that banned cyanide heap leach gold mining ever since Montana voters approved the measure in 1998. Looks like repeal will be a "Democrat against," "Republican for" issue in this fall's general election.

- 6-11-2004. Eagles have greatly increased in Yellowstone since the 1980s. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette.

- 6-10-2004. Wyoming Governor: Stop oil, gas leasing. Freudenthal protests BLM gas boom, calls for protection of wildlife migration corridors. By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. It's been pretty hard to get Governor Freudenthal to oppose any natural gas development Wyoming. This is an indicated of how far out of control it is.

- 6-10-2004. The wolf in all of us. The return of the gray wolf to the American West isn't just a triumph for conservationists. It's a victory over the darkness in our own human nature. By Katharine Mieszkowski. Salon.com (subscription). The is a fine essay how the recovery of the wolf in the West is connected to larger issues.

- 6-9-2004. Historic Preservation Agency questions Old Faithful cell tower. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette.

- 6-9-2004. Is wolf comeback waning [in Minnesota]? Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune. Wolf numbers  don't seem to be waning as the headline asks.  Instead the population has stopped growing which one expects of the population of any animal. Habitat and disease has halted wolf population growth.
Mech's dissenting comments over the last several years on wolves are interesting. His opinions seem to have made him somewhat of an outlier in the range of wolf experts.
I think all the wolf populations will stop growing soon, and then the numbers will fluctuate up and down.

- 6-6-2004. After the Oil Runs Out. By James Jordan and James R. Powell. Washington Post. Oh sweet blindness! But now after wasting the period from Ronald Reagan to the present ignoring the inevitable peak in world oil production and increasing demand, we have do deal with the problem, one made much worse by the blindness of our leaders.
The oil won't really run out, it will just get more and more expensive, and the market will force us to change the hard way because our leaders didn't lead.

- 6-6-2004. Beartooth Highway under construction during the next 10 years. Bozeman Chronicle. It will be section by section, not the entire stretch for the coming decade.

- 6-6-2004. Forest Service fails to protect declining mountain goat population in Palisades wilderness study. area. Sleight of hand? Casper Star Tribune. This scenic roadless area is just south of the Tetons and straddles the Idaho/Wyoming border. In recent years heli-sking has made big inroads into the area and the mountain goat population has crashed. It looks like the Forest Service told Idaho Fish and Game the FS heli-sking proposal protected the goat population when in fact the proposal released to the public clearly did not, but the Forest Service told Idaho Fish and Game "never mind, the map is in error and will be changed." It wasn't.

- 6-6-2004. Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa cougar reports overblown. Iowa Press-Citizen. AP

- 6-5-2004. Montana resort where only the very rich allowed in pays pollution fine. AP. The Yellowstone Club will pay $200,000 in penalties for polluting streams in the Big Sky area.

- 6-5-2004. Cougar disperses from Black Hills in Wyoming to Oklahoma! Wichita Eagle. By Michael Pearce.

- 6-4-2004. Scientist says climate changes could hurt Idaho's farms, fish; Resources panel considers what expert has to say. By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.
"Climate change" is the new word the Bush Administration prefers over global warming. It supposedly sounds better to the polluters who help bankroll his campaigns. Here in Idaho, climate change is expected to dry out the state. Unfortunately, the dire predictions seem be less predictions and more the current reality. Over the last 6 years precipitation is indeed down by about 35% or more and temperatures well above normal (or what we might call the old "normal").

- 6-4-2004. Yellowstone River’s flow falls to record low at Billings, MT. By Lorna Thackeray. Billings Gazette Staff.

- 6-2-2004. Fire benefits aspen stands. U.S. Forest Service tries to reverse decline of aspen tree populations in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Idaho Mountain Express. By Greg Stahl.

- 6-2-2004. Poll finds solid support for trading oil, gas leases to protect Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. By Charles S. Johnson. Helena Independent Record.

- 5-31-2004. Brucellosis vaccine failure to protect elk puzzles biologists. AP. Wyoming public officials and groups who want minimal change like to put their faith in using the brucellosis vaccine for cattle to immunize elk. Wyoming Game and Fish has been vaccinating elk on the crowded state elk winter feedlots for some time now, but the results are more than disappointing. Brucellosis rates have actually increased.

- 5-31-2004. National parks are hurting financially. Opinion of the Denver Post. "Instead of following optimistic talking points, the Bush administration needs to take a realistic look at the deterioration of the Park Service's finances."

- 5-30-2004. Grand Targhee Resort, Forest Service swap lands after years of wrangling. Casper Star Review. It was a one-sided deal in favor of the ski resort, but at least a little occupied grizzly habitat was picked up.

- 5-29-2004. Proposed giant Canadian coal mine next to Glacier NP said to be dead! By Susan Gallagher. Associated Press.
This is cause for great celebration.! "A British Columbia coal mine proposed for a site six miles north of Glacier National Park will not be allowed to move forward, the province's minister of energy and mines said Friday."
- 5-23-2004. U. S. State Department wades in against Canadian coal mine next to Glacier NP. By Michael Jamison. Missoulian.
- 5-4-2004. Canadian coal mine may threaten Glacier National Park.  By Jim Robbins. New York Times.
The story of the horrible coal pit mine next to Glacier NP has made it into the national media.

- 5-1-2004. Senator Baucus fires salvo against resurrected mine plan. By Michael Jamison of the Missoulian.
- 5-1-2004. Canada coal mine again up for debate. By Michael Jamison of the Missoulian.

- 4-25-2004. Canadian coal mine proposal causes stir. International law could block the mine next to Glacier NP. By Michael Jamison. Missoulian.
- 4-22-2004. Plans rushing through for huge B.C. coal mine next to Glacier National Park. By Jim Mann. Kalispell Daily InterLake.
For years, Montanans have worried about the development of coal in Cabin Creek, just north of the border and next to Glacier NP. For a long time it seemed like plans to develop this were dead, but rising prices and the new Liberal B.C. government, which is as brown a government as anywhere in North America, are quickly breathing life into devastating development of the area

- 5-29-2004. Giant Alaska earthquake of 2002 changed Yellowstone thermal features. Billings Gazette.

- 5-25-2004. West Nile Virus could hit Montana hard this year. By Kayley Mendenhall. Bozeman Chronicle.

- 5-24-2004. Lessons from the Wolf. Bringing the top predator back to Yellowstone has triggered a cascade of unanticipated changes in the park's ecosystem. Feature article. By Jim Robbins. Scientific American.

- 5-24-2004. Local [NW Montana] outlook is grim, indeed. By Jim Mann. Kalispell Daily InterLake. Despite over a week of cool rainy weather, the prediction for forest fires this summer in NW Montana is much worse than forecast last winter.
- 5-24-2004. West's wildfire forecast goes from bad to worse. Associated Press. Santa Fe New Mexican.

- 5-23-2004. Rudy Stanko, controversial Wyoming rancher jailed for diverting cattle from Wyoming veterinary clinic to Jackson Hole area. Jackson Hole Zone. Every since Stanko, who was imprisoned previously for charges in Montana, gained this wildlife important grazing allotment, there has been trouble.
Earlier stories this year:
5-3-2004. Wyoming Fish and Game Commission denies Stanko appeal for compensation for alleged grizzly bear-killed cattle. AP.
2-4-2004. Brucellosis test ordered for strayed Stanko cattle. AP

- 5-23-2004. Mystery of identity of toxic agent in the elk-killing lichens remains. AP. 300+ elk were killed by ingestion of the tumbleweed shield lichen late last winter near Rawlins, Wyoming. The toxic agent in this formerly obscure lichen has yet to be identified.

- 5-22-2004. Wolves thrive in Michigan's U.P. again. An endangered species, their population has risen above 360 animals. AP. There are now about 400 wolves in adjacent Wisconsin!

- 5-22-2004. Biologist links Wyoming economy, environment. By Whitney Royster. Casper Star-Tribune environmental reporter.

- 5-22-2004. National Elk Refuge official asks state Wyoming to lead on brucellosis. By Nadia White. Casper Star-Tribune staff writer. The brucellosis crisis in Wyoming is making Wyoming public officials, ag and hunting groups finally confront reality. This is their chance to get it right . . . close the elk feedgrounds and buy winter range for the elk. The state is flush with oil, coal, and gas money, but mythology and wishful thinking is strong in Wyoming, so optimism is hard to come by.

- 5-19-2004. West Nile Virus in U.S. has mutated; is deadlier to birds, whether to people is unknown. By Edie Lau. Sacramento Bee.

- 5-19-2004. Thriving Bald Eagle Finding Its Way Off Endangered List. By Felicity Barringer. New York Times. The recovery of the bald and the golden eagle is great news. Being the national symbol helped!

- 5-16-2004. Coyotes have come to a town near you. By Matthew P. Blanchard. Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer (free subscription). With the demise of wolves in much of North America, the coyote could expand across North America. Their conquest is almost complete and suburbs are fine coyote habitat. Not only that, but the Eastern coyote is larger than the Western, perhaps a result of biological evolution taking place in our lifetime. Their genetics are slightly different than the Western coyote.
- 5-16-2004. Coyotes at bay. By Eileen McNamara, Boston Globe Columnist.
- 5-16-2004. New urban happening: chancing upon coyotes. By Matt Gunderson, Boston Globe Correspondent.

- 5-14-2004. Oregon's Wolf Advisory Committee wrestles with wolf numbers. AP. "Hunted into extinction by 1946, wolves are about to be reintroduced [migrate into] in Oregon. But faced with a population of zero, officials are struggling with how many breeding pairs should determine whether the wolf gets lifted off the state's endangered species rolls."

- 5-14-2004. Three in Glacier National Park accused of mushroom rustling. Kalispell Daily InterLake. By Jim Mann. After forest fires millions of morel mushrooms usually sprout. The harvest is often worth more than the timber that burned, and backwoods conflict among pickers are common. There would be a strong monetary incentive to try to avoid the conflict on the nearby national forest, and pick mushrooms on the fire area of the Park (where harvesting is not allowed).

- 5-14-2004. Hunters aim to control Jackson Hole bison numbers [or perhaps not?]. By Whitney Royster. Casper Star-Tribune environmental writer. Only 6 folks showed up at a Jackson meeting on what to do with the burgeoned bison population in the area (note: do not confuse this with the YNP bison issue; the bison in Jackson Hole are fed all winter and have now food-based population check).

- 5-13-2004. Animal Overpasses, Tunnels Offering Roadkill Remedy. Cameron Walker for National Geographic News. It's good to hear of this. I also wonder why Wyoming's Department of Transportation is so backward on protecting large animals, such as grizzly bears, and people in autos from each other. Given their huge budget, where are the overpasses, WYDOT?

- 5-12-2004. Flathead Coalition regroups to fight mine. By Michale Jamison 0f the Missoulian. This is a critical battle to save the west side of Glacier National Park and the Flathead River. A great irony is that the Liberal Party government of British Columbia is so unrepresentative and out of touch that folks in B.C. are looking to Montana for help.

- 5-12-2004. Yellowstone virus tied to earliest life; Unique organism from geyser basin enthralls scientists. AP. Billings Gazette.

- 5-12-2004. Dave Mech tells Lander, WY audience wolves won't decimate prey; Expert counters views held by wolf haters and wolf lovers. By Rebecca Huntington. Jackson Holes News and Guide.

-5-12-2004. Grazing dispute stirs on Colorado's Western Slope. By Theo Stein. Denver Post Staff Writer

- 5-11-2004. Warming climate might have shifted wolf-moose balance on Isle Royale in favor of the wolves. ENN. Earthwatch Institute.
Although the Yellowstone ecosystems are much more complicated than Isle Royale, something similar may be happening in Yellowstone.

- 5-11-2004. Bargain-priced mining claims abound in West, figures show Report: 5.6 million acres staked out under 1872 law. By Mike Soraghan. Denver Post. "People in Crested Butte were caught by surprise last month when the Bush administration said it sold a multinational mining company 155 mountaintop acres above the town for $875."

- 5-10-2004. Judge halts BLM grazing decision in Craters of the Moon National Monument. Twin Falls Times News. This is another win for the environment and the Western Watersheds Project.
- Earlier story on this. - 4-21-2004. Craters of the Moon National Monument grazing increase decision appealed. BLM defends management decision. Idaho Mountain Express.
"The BLM in Idaho shows it is incapable of managing even the most unique wild landscapes for the American people." Katie Fite, Western Watersheds Project biodiversity director.
Why should a barren national monument like Craters of the Moon be grazed at all by livestock? The area grazed (Laidlaw Park) is a unique island of grassland and sagebrush surrounded by lave flows.

Laidlaw Park. Craters of the Moon
Unique Laidlaw Park. It's surrounded by lava. Craters of the Moon National Monument.
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© Ralph Maughan


- 5-9-2004. Wolves at the door. Once they return to Oregon, do we put out the welcome mat or load the rifle? Oregonian. By Jack Southworth. A rancher view (but this time from Oregon) showing perhaps  some toleration toward wolves and some hostility to the more urban Oregonians west of the Cascades.

- 5-8-2004. Upper Peninsula wolf population firmly established, Michigan DNR says. Detroit Free Press.

- 5-7-2004. Wilderness Society says Montana's Rocky Mountain Front would yield scant fuel. Associated Press.

- 5-7-2004. Park County, WY considers wolf suit.  By Allison Batdorff. Billings Gazette Wyoming Bureau.
The "Wolf Challenge Initiative" (see article) is a new anti-wolf rallying point being pushed by Wyoming ag groups. The article above is in error when it says there are 770 wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. There are 770 in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. . . a good example of the sloppy thinking about above wolves.

- 5-6-2004. Study shows Chronic Wasting disease is spread in many ways. Casper Star Tribune. Not good news.

- 5-6-2004. Deaths of Banff NP wolves bring end to popular project. Edmonton CBC. Americans have little idea how rapidly the natural treasures of Alberta and British Columbia are being plundered. The death of all but one of the radio-collared wolves in Banff is just one aspect. The national parks of the Canadian Rockies are quickly becoming little but facades.

- 5-6-2004. 'Vanity logging': Breaking laws in search of a view. As more Americans move to the woods, they cut down neighbors' trees - sometimes at night - to widen the vistas. By Patrik Jonsson and Todd Wilkinson. Correspondents of The Christian Science Monitor.

- 5-4-2004. National Elk Refuge poised to poison hoppers. Jackson Hole Zone. The drought is causing a build-up of grasshoppers on the Refuge, consuming as much as 20% of the forage, but some are concerned about the effects of the insecticide.
Related 5-6. Seagulls Devour Mormon Crickets In Elmore County. By Scott Logan. It was a similar event that saved the crops of the Mormon Pioneers in Utah in 1848 and gave the insect the name and made the Seagull the Utah State bird.
Related: 5-4. Mormon Crickets On The March Earlier in Idaho than Last Year. By Scott Logan. KBCI. Boise.

- 5-3-2004. Under [Bush] plan, fall chinook salmon could be delisted. Critics disagree on effects of new hatchery policy. By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

- 5-2-2004. Wolves may be the education of us. Writers on the Range. By Greg Gordon
Gardiner, Mont.
An interesting article about some of the Interagency Wolf Conference we (Wolf Recovery Foundation) sponsored last month at Chico, Montana.
 


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