The plan would open more than half of the Tongass National Forest, roughly 9 million acres, to logging and road-building.
Breaking. In a yet to be published document the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), proposes to amend portions of their regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. The proposed revisions set forth a process for excluding areas of critical habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act (as amended), "which mandates our … Continue reading Further Evisceration of the Endangered Species Act
Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.
There is no mention of a "harvest" quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.
Note: The public has until midnight Alaska time on Dec. 17, 2019, to submit comments. Scroll towards the end of this post where you will find a sample letter and link for sending. Please speak up for your public lands. To reconcile the ecological value of the ancient forests in Alaska with their economic value … Continue reading Speak Up For Ancient Forests, Wolves, and Wildlife in Alaska.
Scientists studying animal behavior have shown that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans. Historically, humans were thought to be the only species to experience complex emotions and to have a sense of morality. Often, conservation biologists, researchers, and perhaps field biologists and … Continue reading Moral Codes of Conduct
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