Researchers looking for grizzlies in the Bitterroots (and central Idaho)

Could a few griz have made it into this great country?

This season’s efforts have found no positive evidence, although a few bears could be there. Efforts will continue, including analysis of hair (fur) collected.

Grizzlies continue to elude in the Bitterroot. By Perry Backus. Ravalli Republic

T. Boone Pickens spouse has plan to prevent killing of wild horses rounded up by the BLM

Plans to buy a big Nevada ranch as “retirement” for the horses-

This is quite a proposal . . . perhaps a million acre ranch in Nevada where these to-be-gelded horses and burros.

Unfortunately, while such large ranches are available, Nevada is so arid; and the ranches generally so devastated from years of cattle grazing, the horses may well starve and further damage the land, even with a million acres. Maybe 7-million acres?

Story in the Washington Post. Retirement Ranch Planned for Wild Horses. Rescuer Sees Tax Credits As Key to Luring Donors.

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Here is a sympathetic television clip on Picken’s plans

Unusual grizzly bear attack on B.C. coast

Attack on timber worker came next to an operating helicopter-

Grizzly attack on forest worker baffles experts. Bear was not deterred by helicopter at logging camp; victim is in hospital. Sandra McCulloch, Times Colonist

Grijalva emerging as top choice at Interior !!?

Terrific News if true-

He’s our favorite.

Story in Politico. By Erika Lovely. Arizona congressman to interior?

Update: Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva is leading contender for Interior.

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News on the Washington state wolf pack

Pack immigrated from British Columbia-

We have followed the story of Washington’s first wolf pack for about 6 months now. Here is the latest.

These wolves did not migrate into Washington state from the reintroduced wolves in Idaho.

Lookout Pack returns to lower elevations. By Joyce Campbell. Methow Valley News.

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