Despite media spin that the Rock Creek Mine will actually help grizzly bears, “Wild Bill dissents.

I put up a brief story on this last week. Many mainstream media stories simply said “Mine to benefit grizzly bear” as though the bears might gain nourishment from the tailings.

Wild Bill writes that the Rock Creek Mine Decision Sells Off Grizzly’s Future. New West.

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Bringing back the American bison — symbol of the Great Plains

Support for restoring bison to part of the Great Plains is growing, and money is flowing into the effort.

Here is the story in Wildlife Conservation Magazine.

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Wolf injures calf near Libby [MT]. Why is this a news story!?

The Associated Press has written a story about wolf injuring a cow calf in the vicinity of Libby, MT. See AP story in the Helena Independent Record.
While wolves overall are a minor source of livestock mortality, much larger wolf depredations (such as 5 calves being killed) in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming do not get in the news. I don’t report them anymore unless there is something unusual about the event.

That this event would make the news, shows the random nature of much reporting on the subject. Common events do  sometimes make the news, and people who don’t follow the subject get the wrong impression about how often such things happen.