“REWILDING AMERICA” on YOUTUBE

My slide presentation "REWILDING AMERICA" is set up on Youtube as an “unlisted” video, which means you cannot find it by searching Youtube, you must use this link to access the video page.  Once on the video page, you can copy and share the link.  You can also watch the video by clicking the "play" …

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The Truth About Grizzly Bear Recovery

The truth about grizzly bear recovery is simple. The species (Ursus arctos) enjoys the second most extensive circum-polar range of any large terrestrial predator on the planet.  Tens of thousands of grizzly (or "brown") bears roam freely in North America and tens of thousands more across Europe and Asia.   Grizzly bears were never an endangered …

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT?

The 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) is in need of an overhaul. The Act was originally envisioned as a tool to protect species at serious risk of extinction. Unfortunately, over the last twenty-four years, the Endangered Species Act has been transformed into a weapon used to insure that the United States adheres to REWILDING commitments …

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NOT JUST THE EARS, BUT THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: The North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone

The proposed USFWS North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone encompasses millions of acres in Washington State, including established National Parks and Wilderness Areas, National and State Forest land, municipalities and towns, recreational facilities such as ski areas and campgrounds, and tens of thousands of acres of private property. The designation will have serious long term …

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JAGUAR DESIGNATION MAY BLOCK “TRUMP’S WALL”

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 requires the development of plans to protect listed threatened or endangered species and their habitats.  In fulfilling this mandate, the USFWS has designated millions of acres as “Critical Habitat” for a number of target species. In my previous post I discussed the recent "USFWS Critical Habitat Designation for Frogs …

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FROGS VS FISH – HOW A NATIVE SPECIES BECAME A GOD

The Federal government just locked up another 3,000 sq. miles of public land in California by designating it as "Critical Habitat" for three different species of amphibians. This knee jerk land lock-up action is no surprise to me.  For the past 16 years I've been watching as Federal and State wildlife biologists have granted certain …

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RMEF: A Wolf in Elk Clothing

The average American sportsman is unaware that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation [RMEF] exists to promote REWILDING.  [For those of you who are ignorant of the REWILDING concept, please see my previous blog posts on the topic.] One of RMEF's primary goals is to restore elk to their natural “historic range” across North America.[i]   For …

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