We have made links to web cams in Idaho, Western Montana and Western Wyoming-.
Alpine, ID/WY web cam. Located on the Idaho-Wyoming border looking east to the mouth of the Snake River Canyon.
Big Piney, WY air quality cam. Near Big Piney looking ENE across the desert to the Wind River Mountains.
Previously logged Plum Creek Timber Company lands which didn’t stop 36,ooo acre plus Jocko Lakes Fires. Photo George Wuerthner
Recently Governor Greg Gianforte praised forest management for limiting the spread of two fires near Helena.
Gianforte suggested that active forest management (i.e., logging) helped firefighters to keep two blazes, the […]
The Gravelly Range lies west of Ennis, Montana. Photo George Wuerthner
The 17,000-acre plus Greenhorn “Vegetation” Project in the Gravelly Range of the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest (BDNF) is yet another destructive proposal designed to provide wood for the timber industry and fodder for the livestock industry.
Vegetation management is […]
The Maine Woods is the largest undeveloped (not untouched) region in the eastern United States and is part of RESTORE’s vision for a 3.2 million-acre national park. Photo George Wuerthner
Fire killed trees store carbon for decades. Photo George Wuerthner
In an Aug. 29 letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, lawmakers — mostly from California — said they’re worried the Forest Service remains short-staffed on wildfire crews. They urged officials not to let up on efforts to […]
The Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness encompasses Montana’s highest peaks and some of the most extensive area above timberline in the lower 48 states. Photo George Wuerthner
By Phil Knight and George Wuerthner, Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance www.gallatinyellowstonewilderness.org
It’s time to expand the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness in Montana and Wyoming. 300,000 acres could be […]Continue Reading →
Last week, the state of Utah filed a court challenge to the Biden Administration’s expansion of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in southern Utah. The state is claiming the designations were unlawful and besides the state could do a better job of managing this land (which incidentally is federally owned […]Continue Reading →
The Aleutian Range stretches out towards the Aleutian Islands and is home to a number of large wildlife refuges, including Izembek Refuge. Photo George Wuerthner
The Biden Administration, with the apparent support of Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, has sided with Alaskan Natives and the previous Trump administration to approve the construction […]Continue Reading →
The Sangre De Cristo Mountains of New Mexico where the Hermit Peak Fire occurred. Photo George Wuerthner
The Forest Service released a review of the Hermit Peak Fire, which began as a prescribed burn designed to reduce fuels in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. The Gallinas Watershed […]Continue Reading →
A number of years ago Bay Nature published a couple of pieces promoting livestock production in California. I responded with a critique of the articles. I continue to hear the same arguments today with various individuals and organizations promoting “regenerative” grazing, “grass fed beef” and livestock as a “tool” to reduce wildfires, among other alleged […]Continue Reading →
Wolf. Photo George Wuerthner
This past week, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MDFWP) Commission held a public hearing in Helena on Thursday, August 25th, to determine wolf hunting and trapping regulations. Unfortunately, they voted to permit 456 wolves to be slaughtered in the coming year.
I use the word “slaughter” […]Continue Reading →