By Bob Ferris “Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends … Continue reading The Wild Goose Chase and the Land of Lost Opportunities
Of Farmers, Hunters, Oil Money and the Double Secret Déjà Vu Shuffle
"The trophy-recreationist has peculiarities which contribute in subtle ways to his own undoing. To enjoy he must possess, invade, appropriate. Hence the wilderness which he cannot personally see has no … Continue reading Of Farmers, Hunters, Oil Money and the Double Secret Déjà Vu Shuffle
US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum
By Bob Ferris "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." Aldo … Continue reading US Fish and Wildlife Service: The Leadership and Vision Vacuum
Feeling Nostalgic For a Better Future
By Bob Ferris OK, I am feeling nostalgic today. In part it is because of the treasures (or detritus) I find on my desk. To wit: 1—An old Herder’s … Continue reading Feeling Nostalgic For a Better Future
Happy Birthday Aldo!
By Bob Ferris Today is Aldo Leopold’s birthday. Whether you know it or not a lot the reason we at Cascadia Wildlands do what we do is because this … Continue reading Happy Birthday Aldo!
Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost
By Bob Ferris “We’re continuing to see an alarming trend in Western wildlife management. I am calling it the “Predator Death Spiral.” The underlying cause of this phenomina [sic] … Continue reading Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost
Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks
The Muries—much like the Leopolds—are part of the conservation community’s royalty. They shined individually and were an awesome force collectively—and they still are. They have also been on my mind … Continue reading Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks
Aldo’s Red Rock Inspires
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