Category Archives: Public Lands

Predators Critical To Ecosystems

Killing Predators Undermines Science By Vic Van Ballenberghe In 1994, Alaska’s Legislature passed the Intensive Management Law intended to increase populations of moose, caribou and deer and thereby provide increased harvests for hunters. Hunting organizations supported the bill that paved the … Continue reading

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The Private Battle Over Public Property, Democracy

Corrupt Public Servants Helping Corporations Pillage, Bankrupt Nations Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United v. FEC decision, which opened the door to corporate donations in federal elections. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled … Continue reading

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Killing Wolves Backfires On Ranchers

Pack Disruption Detrimental To Livestock The best way to control wolf populations and minimize livestock predation may be to stop shooting, trapping and poisoning them, Washington State University researchers say. A review of 25 years of data from lethal control … Continue reading

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Wyoming Wolf Population Rises Despite Cleansing Program

Wolf Mismanagement Opening Door To Chronic Wasting Disease Known for their resiliency, gray wolves thwarted attempts by wildlife managers to cut their numbers by about five percent last year, a new report shows. Instead, wolf numbers in Wyoming’s jurisdiction swelled by … Continue reading

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Wild Horses Deserve Better Treatment

Mustangs Under Pressure On Public Land I drove out of Phoenix this week and stumbled across some small herds of wild horses. It’s been years since I last saw mustangs in Colorado. This treat really recharged my own spirit. I’ve … Continue reading

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Wild Horse Roundups Don’t Work

Cattle Industry Driving Wild Horses Off Public Lands Editor’s Note: The United States spends millions of taxpayer dollars every year terrorizing wild horses and burros on public lands in the West. They are stampeded for miles by low-flying helicopters. Those … Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease Being Mismanaged

Chronic Wasting Disease Unstoppable Editor’s Note: As the following story illuminates, the global response to chronic wasting disease and other forms of prion disease demonstrate incompetence, negligence or criminal misconduct. I will debate anyone in the world and I will … Continue reading

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Wild Horses Ripped From Nevada Rangeland

Nevada Ground Zero In Public Land War The U.S. government continues to waste taxpayer dollars terrorizing wildlife on public lands. Federal land “managers” have concluded another roundup of wild horses in Northern Nevada with the removal of about 800 animals–some … Continue reading

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