Too many homeowners today freak out and unleash chemical warfare at the first sign of a weed or bug in their lawn or garden. Why do we do that? Because that is all we know.
Below are information, opinions and ideas regarding wildlife conservation and management of big game, upland game and other wildlife populations.
We constantly hear that many species are threatened with extinction. Extinction is a fact of life for every species as much as death is for every individual. More species (99%) have gone extinct in the past than exist on our planet today and most of those extinctions were due to
Several years ago, I heard of the term Nature-Deficit Disorder and trying to to learn what it was all about. I found a story, from Last Child in the Woods – Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv about an organization
Before I moved to the arid American West more than 20 years ago, I was told water was short and the west could not sustain the population growth and the water intensive, lawn watering life style. After I got here, I was surprised to see irrigation water running down the streets as people
Below is a letter I sent under my name to President Obama at the White House, the Department of Interior (DOI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, both of my U.S. Senators and to my Congressman. The DOI has issued a ruling that allows wind farms to kill eagles without penalty
Every organization should have a purpose, a reason for being, a mission. That mission should be expressed in their Mission Statement. State Game Agencies were originally created to protect “valuable” species that were disappearing due to overharvesting. They were also created to destroy
The Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) (LBB) is a Federally Threatened subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) found in three states; Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with additional evidence that they were also in Arkansas. Louisiana is the primary state responsible
Twenty years have passed since Gary Brown wrote the Great Bear Almanac (1993). Populations have increased in 3 states that had very low bear numbers
Black bears can generally be found almost anywhere that has extensive forests, so while searching for a current distribution map, I was surprised to see there are many states that have forest, but apparently do not have bears.
I include myself among those that Aldo Leopold referred when he wrote “There are some that can live without wild things and some that cannot”. Obviously, he was including wild places because