Idaho Wolf Management report Apr. 27 to May 2, 2008

With the end of the weekly federal wolf reports, Idaho is now putting out its own weekly report.

Twenty wolves died in Idaho in the first month of delisting. Twelve were control and 2 illegal killings.

Ralph Maughan

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To: Idaho Fish and Game Staff and Cooperator
From: IDFG Wolf Program Coordinator, Steve Nadeau
Subject: Status of Gray Wolf Management, Week of April 27 to May 2, 2008

Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains (NRM) were delisted on March 28, 2008. The USFWS successfully recovered and delisted the population with the help of state, federal, tribal and non government partners. Management of these wolves now resides with the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The 2002 legislatively approved Wolf Conservation and Management Plan along with the March 2008 Idaho Fish and Game Wolf Population Management Plan, as well as the laws and policies of the state now govern wolf management in Idaho. Wolves are now listed as a big game animal in Idaho and protected under the laws and policies of the State of Idaho.

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Diet substance has a greater impact than diet origin on greenhouse gas emissions

It’s the meat not the miles. By Rachel Ehrenberg. Science News.

There is much discussion today about the carbon impact of one’s diet. Eat food grown locally, is a common suggestion. An even better one may be to avoid red meat and dairy.

Wyoming hunt: Bad wildlife management

Wyoming hunt: Bad wildlife management. Guest Commentary by Vicki Fossen. The Greeley Tribune. “Vicki Fossen of Greeley is a proud mother of four who believes we all have an obligation to respect the environment.

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This is “our” Vicki. Ralph Maughan

Footloose: Montana Dog Owners Find Wild-Animal Traps Put Pets in Harm’s Way

Sublette County, Wyoming – A peaceful protest on the Pinedale Anticline

In a county that as gone from just a few gas well to one with more wells than residents, there is a protest demonstration scheduled today, Sunday.

The Casper Star Tribune reports that a “retired high school science teacher Elaine Crumpley has helped organize what she’s calling a ‘peaceful protest.’ ” It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Pinedale Anticline, the hill on top of the gas rich geological structure just west of the town of Pinedale.  The protest is to call attention to the proposed gas-field development plan.

Drilling on the Anticline and nearby fields, such as the huge Jonah gas field, has brought standard breaking ozone air pollution and the resulting smog, disruption of wildlife, and damage to ten of thousands of acres of high desert to the formerly scenic upper Green River valley.

Story in the Casper Star Tribune. By Chris Merrill.