Blogs

OFF-ROADERS BOOTED FROM ARIZONA MONUMENT DUE TO ABUSES

- Section of Sonoran Desert National Monument Off-Limits to ORVs for Two-Years

Tucson - A large portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument will be closed to off-road vehicle traffic for two years to help it recover from the environmental toll of growing motorized abuse,

U.S. TRUSTING OIL COMPANIES TO SAFEGUARD ARCTIC WILDLIFE

Washington, DC - Federal agencies issued permits for oil exploration in vast areas of the Arctic Ocean without verifying industry claims or imposing required safeguards against damage to wildlife, according to agency e-mails released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

FWS Announces Revised Critical Habitat Proposal for Wintering Piping Plover

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a revised proposal to
add 216 acres of critical habitat to two of the four units previously
proposed in a rule to designate critical habitat for the wintering
population of the piping plover published on June 12, 2006.

With this

PROTECT DAMS FROM SALMON - BUY OFF THE TRIBES

The tribes have turned their back on stewardship of wild salmon recovery by agreeing to not legally enforce environmental laws associated with dam operations such as water temperature and gas bubble disease or dam removal as a necessary salmon recovery action. By joining the Bush administration salmon

STEELHEAD GHOSTS OF THE SNAKE.

Bill McMillan is doing some deep dig research on the history of Columbia River salmon and steelhead runs and the places where they use to be. This is article is not recommended for those that are not resistant to flashes of anger and malice.

I came on an interesting historic reference from Evermann

Hatcheries Change Salmon

Three published studies zero in on changes in hatchery reared chinook and compare them to wild chinook. They found that hatchery chinook are changed by hatchery rearing; they diverge from the wild form in ways that affect their physical form, behavior, and survival.

Wild salmon and steelhead

Shallow gas wells could mean big impact on state land

TOM VENESKY OUTDOORS
Money is a powerful thing. Powerful enough to change mindsets. Powerful enough to transform environmental gems into industrial sites.
Powerful enough to open up 75,000 acres of state forest to natural gas drilling.
Late last month, the state Department of Conservation

Panel OKs bill to protect Wyo Range

WASHINGTON -- Despite protests by some senators worried about world energy production, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill Wednesday putting 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range off-limits to future oil and gas production.
Sen. John Barrasso introduced the bill