Debating Wilderness IN the Wilderness

  August 13, 2013.  It was an unusual assemblage of customers and animals.  Eight mules of gentle temperament, six riders of various abilities, and three hikers who went along  to, er...

It All Makes Sense From Up Here

  Mount Haig, B.C.  July 1, 2013.  I’m sitting atop Mount Haig in the Canadian Rockies, just 30 miles (48km) from the Montana border and Glacier National Park.  In front of me, the broken limestone and shale shards descend in sweeping arcs until they merge with ridge lines that go on forever.  Behind me, very close behind me, my seat drops away vertically 2,000 feet to a jewel-like turquoise lake.  I could be on top of Siyeh Peak in Glacier, but I’m not.  I’m sitting on the highest

Feds Moving to "Delist" Grizzlies in NCDE

Flathead Area Grizzlies Heading Toward "Delisting"  Federal Managers Release DRAFT Conservation Strategy, Comment Period Ends August 1, 2013.  - June 20, 2013.  The Grizzly Bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) had a long way to go in 1975 when the Endangered Species Act (ESA) caught it in its safety net.  The Great Bear had been subject, his

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