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Posts Tagged ‘Environmental News’

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Coyotes maybe the species most adept at adapting to changing habitats, climates and human activities. These tricksters thrive where other predators pass away.   One story stands out in my memory. I don’t remember the exact words—they don’t matter—but the story sticks with me: Long before European settlers touched foot in the Pacific Northwest, back [Continued...]

Sportsmen Descend on DC to Save Bristol Bay

Sportsmen Descend on DC to Save Bristol Bay

The following is a guest post available to all outdoor bloggers who have an interest in the Pebble Mine/Bristol Bay issue. Please feel free to you use it on your blog. Photo by B.O’Keefe Sportsmen fly to DC to tell president and congress to say no to Pebble Mine Starting Monday, April 16, more than [Continued...]

Buy less, use more! Outdoor Gear shouldn’t be disposable

Buy less, use more! Outdoor Gear shouldn’t be disposable

We all have too much shit! With two or three perfectly functional rain jackets in the closet, we go out and buy the latest and great. When the newest fly fish rod comes out, promising to improve your cast by 10 yards, and your accuracy by 10 percent, we go buy it. If a new [Continued...]

Watered down reason

Watered down reason

Common sense has been water-boarded into oblivion. Worse. Basic intelligence has been drowned in a cesspool of throw-away water bottles. American consumers complain about having to pay $3 per gallon of gasoline, but happily shell out $1.50 for 16 ounces of bottled water (which equals $12 per gallon of WATER). We are a conflicted population, [Continued...]

Christmas comes early for conservation program

In a move that would have made Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington proud, Congress gave conservationists a Christmas gift this Halloween! After years of frighteningly low levels of funding, Congress gave an incredible gift this Oct. 30 to the Department of Interior – most notably, the National Parks Service and the vital Land & Water Conservation [Continued...]

Washington’s Wolf Recovery Plan open for comment

Gray Wolf Conservation and Management | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) titled: Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for Washington. This is a non-project review proposal. Non-project review allows agencies and the public to focus on issues that are [Continued...]

Red Rocks Wilderness Act Gains Ground

It seems Utahns may get what they want, despite the stonewalling behavior their own congressional delegation. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands heard testimony concerning America’s Red Rocks Wilderness Act. This comprehensive wilderness designation package would protect sensitive wild areas of Utah [Continued...]

Protecting Montana Wilderness & Business!

Rick Bass stands as one of the best western writers of the 21st century, and for my money, one of the greatest American natural history authors of all time– right up there with Abbey, Douglas, Leopold, Olson, Muir and Thoreau. Below, Bass offers a well0-reasoned take on the novel new  approach to wild lands management [Continued...]

National Wilderness Month established to honor 45-year-old Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. In the intervening years, more than 100 million acres of public land in the United States have been protected from development and natural resource exploitation. In honor of this history event, President Obama issued this statement on September 3, 2009, applauding the  [Continued...]

Working together: Diverse group fights Bristol Bay land abuse

It’s an impressive feat, and one that bureaucratics and politicians ignore at their own risk. A diverse group of  hunting, fishing and environmental groups, along with an array of businesses (outdoor gear manufacturers, retailers, guide services, travel companies, etc), work, teamed up to fight Bush-era rules that opened the Bristol Bay area of Alaska to [Continued...]

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