By Bob Ferris When I was in college I spent a lot of time taking field courses and hanging out in wild places. These were wonderful experiences which I still pursue but the quality of these ventures were also greatly influenced by the nature of my companions. Most were spectacular, but some were kind … Continue reading Stevens County Pampers Wearers
By Bob Ferris “At issue is how wildlife is managed in this country. Our belief is based on more than 100 years of the most successful wildlife management model in the world that our state agencies are to manage wildlife within their respective borders. That includes management of gray wolves along with other predators.” David … Continue reading Of Race Cars and Banked Tracks (Elk and Wolves)
By Bob Ferris “In a meeting Saturday, Bundy urged Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie to seize the federal officials’ weapons and bring them back to the rancher.” Seattle Times April 12, 2014 Many people in American and the world watched in horror this past week as the events unfolded in Nevada. We … Continue reading Cliven Bundy: The Cowardly Cowboy of Clark County Throws a Tantrum
by Bob Ferris Cattle Grazing Helps Maintain The Land: • Grazing minimizes non-native plant growth; • Grazing reduces wildfire risk by decreasing flammable material on the land; • Grazing contributes to soil stabilization; • Grazing promotes grass tilling, plant reproduction, and healthy plant communities. Oregon Cattlemen’s Association website Proof that there are at … Continue reading The Sacred Cows Return to the Public Trough…Again and Again
The situation with the Wedge pack in Eastern Washington is troubling and raising our blood pressure here at Cascadia Wildlands. While we fully understand and support the need for management actions to deal with problem wolves, we are very concerned that Washington is putting the cart before the horse on this action. Our concerns … Continue reading The Wedge Pack–Prudent Protocols and Thick Skin Needed
Having worked in orchards and on ranches as a child and young adult, I have a tremendous respect for the folks who actually produce our food. That respect has led me to work diligently over the years to protect farm land, working landscapes, and family farmers. But in all of this we have to be … Continue reading Let’s Talk of Wolves and Cattle but Please Include Elk, Deer, Fish, and Birds Too.