KILLING COWBOYS – The Plan to Rewild the West

Range management is an established scientific discipline founded on ecological principles that studies, quantifies, and anticipates the impacts of both wildlife and domesticated livestock on natural landscapes.  Range scientists study a variety of environmental factors that influence the distribution of plant and animal species. These factors include the quantity and quality of available forage, the …

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DRAGON SLAYING 101- How to Defeat the Radical Greens

Rural America has awakened to find an enormous green dragon camped out on its doorstep.  Some tried to shoo the beast away and bolt the door, but they found a huge hairy paw blocking the doorway.  When folks realized the beast wouldn't go away, they tried to make peace with him, work out a compromise, …

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STAND, AND BE OF GOOD CHEER!

It doesn't take long to earn the ire of the green dragon.  All one has to do is stand up for the truth and the dragon's minions can be expected to go on the attack flapping their wings, spewing their venom, and stomping their feet in protest. Following the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …

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Where Does Your Treasure Lie? – How Preserving Native Species has become a Religion

Titcomb Basin - Wind River RangeUSFS Photo Updated 11/29/12- The Wind River Mountains in Wyoming are a mountain chain 150 miles long reaching heights of over 13,000 feet.  This rugged wilderness contains over two-thousand crystal clear alpine lakes in hundreds of rock basins carved out by glaciation.  The incredibly diverse trout fishery of the range …

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REWILDING ARIZONA – 2012 Jaguar Recovery Plan

Wolves are not the only large carnivores incorporated into the strategy to REWILD NORTH AMERICA. As a result of multiple lawsuits filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been forced to draft a Jaguar Recovery Plan for the Southwest United States. Here's an article explaining how this happened: …

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HISTORY REVISITED – Digging for the truth

Historical revisionism has gotten a bad rap.  While we should reject fanciful notions put forth without any corroborating evidence, revising the historical account to reflect the truth is not only invaluable, it is absolutely essential to enable mankind to come to grips with the reality of the human condition. Propaganda is the art of replacing …

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OF MEN AND WOLVES – Discerning the difference

There is an old Russian proverb that says, “When wolves form packs, it portends the coming of starvation, plagues and wars.”  [1]   Throughout Russian history, indeed world history, there is evidence that wolf numbers increase substantially just prior to, and during times of severe economic depression, famine, and war. It is an historic fact …

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LIVING WITH WOLVES Pt. 5 – The GAP Theory

There's a few more things to note about wolf recolonization before we can fully understand the implications of the GAP Analysis program and its connection to the rewilding agenda. The “science” employed to rewild our planet is built on vain philosophy, arbitrary (and often warped)  notions of what constitutes  “good” and “evil”.  For this reason, …

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LIVING WITH WOLVES Pt. 4 – A Breakdown in Governance

Updated 10/16/12 - “The introduction and spread of wolves in the United States will one day – not now – be considered a disaster in wildlife conservation with nothing to celebrate....  This is not merely a breakdown in conventional wildlife management, it is a breakdown in governance.” -  Dr. Valerius Geist  -  Professor Emeritus of …

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LIVING WITH WOLVES Pt. 3 – Strategies and Suggestions

The map at right indicates projected "mega-linkages", or proposed wildlife corridors for large keystone predator and prey species in North America. These maps were developed by The Wildlands Project, tireless advocates for "rewilding" the continent of North America by returning to conditions that existed 500 years ago. The proponents of rewilding have compiled much more …

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LIVING WITH WOLVES Pt. 2 – Where’s the beef?

Why should we care that so many people want to see cattle ranching restricted or eliminated in Washington State in order to make room for more wolves?  Isn’t eating red meat bad for you anyway?  Why should we allow individuals to profit from grazing cattle on public range land?  Don’t all those cows pollute rivers …

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LIVING WITH WOLVES – What to expect next

Yesterday's Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission Hearing on Implementation of the 2012 Wolf Plan lasted 5 hours.  The packed hearing was streamed live from Olympia over the web.   Vociferous public criticism of the WDFW decision to remove the Wedge Pack was evidence that the decision left a bitter taste in the mouths of wolf …

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THE REWILDING OF THE PLANET – A Strategy of Wolves

In January 1995, 14 grey wolves were imported from Canada and released into Yellowstone National Park. An additional four wolves were introduced into Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness and eleven more along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. In 1996, 20 more wolves were released into the Frank Church Wilderness area.  Over the last two …

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