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Wolves confirmed in Colorado -
posted 1 month ago
The only one getting all worked up is you according to the FWP reports in your hometown, Kalispell.
But monitoring data from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks tell a different story.
"We're counting about the same number of elk we did over the last 30 years," says Neil Anderson, a wildlife program manager for FWP based in Kalispell.
"It’s hard for folks to say, ‘Well how can that possibly be, how can you count the same number of elk cause we're not seeing them in the field?’ Reality is, both those things can happen. And elk have changed -- in that area anyway -- how they're using the landscape. And so they may not be as available on some of those areas or in the same places where they used to be."
Homeland security orders opening of long-closed road in Idaho -
posted 1 month ago
Post below should have read, "...Is not just motor vehicle vs bear collisions".
Roads also increase access, even limited use roads.
My contention is more about gov't wasting tax dollars since I am old school fiscal conservative combined with keeping US gov't small. If this road was so necessary for national security, then why is it only open maybe 5 months of the year? Because its not about national security as much as it is about convenience. Now, for myself, I place protecting wildlife populations far above some bloated government agency convenience.
Could you do me a favor and explain what those abbreviations mean? You are obviously from a different generation than myself. BTW, you are not at a ballgame, there are not just two teams here.
As for a "crisis", do you need a paperbag to breath into? No crisis was reported, simply a road that was closed by the USFS based on hard science for the benefit of game populations has now been re-opened at taxpayer expense. If you educate yourself rather than go off half-cocked, the article and it links describe the effect on bear populations is not motor vehicle vs bear collisions.
Be careful of identity politics. God gave you a brain and critical thinking skills.
Don't waste them.
The concern is not that it is going to block bears.
The concern is that the fatality rate increases along roadway corridors.
On second thought, just keep inventing your own narrative against those “Greenies” since its alot more fun to read.
Sounds like a big waste of my tax dollars to open a road which will not be open to the public nor will “Agents be going back & forth on it” and will have a seasonal closure for 5-6 months every winter.
It certainly does not sound necessary. I remember back when the Republican Party practiced fiscal conservatism.
Kristen A. Schmitt