Editorial From May 1922 Field and Stream


Below is an editorial from the May 1922 issue of Field and Stream Magazine by Le Grand T. Meyer.  His closing line speaking of western federal lands exposed to public lands grazing was: MAKE THESE PLAYGROUNDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF STINKING DESERTS.   This editorial was in defense of the Idaho Department of Fish … Continue reading Editorial From May 1922 Field and Stream

We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US


By Bob Ferris   There are some clever television commercials circulating of late that feature prankster cows taking steps to convince folks they should eat more chicken.  The inferred hope of these often belligerent bovines is that they will not be eaten, if people would just eat more fowl.  Setting aside the fact that the … Continue reading We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US

Can We Really Afford Cattle as King Any Longer?


–By Bob Ferris Over the past several months I have written several pieces on wolves and public lands grazing.  I have written about the ecological impact of cattle.  I have written about the economic impact of cattle.  And I have written about the undue influence of the livestock industry on conservation organizations and public agencies–it … Continue reading Can We Really Afford Cattle as King Any Longer?

Are Cows and Sheep the Sea Urchins of the Cascadian Forests?


By Bob Ferris I have always liked sea otters—in part—because they are the quintessential keystone species or critters that materially determine some of the character of their habitat for them and others.  And now as new research emerges about the trophic cascade effects (i.e., the side benefits of having top predators present) associated with the … Continue reading Are Cows and Sheep the Sea Urchins of the Cascadian Forests?