By Bob Ferris One of the distinct advantages for me of working in a small organization versus a large one in DC with security doors and receptionists, is that I get to talk with people and see how they are impacted by our work. Yesterday was a prime example. About mid-day yesterday an animated woman … Continue reading The Hopes in a Howl and Science
By Ann McCreary Methow Valley News Jul 31, 2013 Groundbreaking study changes how state’s cougar population is controlled The social behavior of cougars, studied for more than a decade by a team of state biologists, is the basis for a new approach to managing the big cats in Washington. The research has … Continue reading Managing the big cats
By Bob Ferris "I am personally fearful of a cougar attacking someone because they have not been managed. Their population has increased exponentially since 1994. I am also fearful that without providing the necessary tools to manage them they will continue to do what they naturally do and prey on elk and deer and … Continue reading The Cougar Crisis?
By Bob Ferris I had a thought yesterday as I was digging out some invading privet roots from a flower bed in my yard: Science—particularly natural or conservation science—is not a point to be promoted or exploited but rather a spectrum to be absorbed, appreciated and understood. It strikes me that this … Continue reading Pointillism and the Rainbow of Thought
By Bob Ferris On facebook these days many folks post multi-paneled cartoons or photomontages that contain phrases such as “what my parents think I do” or “what my friends think that I do.” The point of these devices is to show that how people perceive you vary between audiences and also reality. These are important distinctions … Continue reading More Dishonesty from the Elk Dudes