Letters from the West
Posted by Rocky Barker on September 22, 2014
Do you remember the stories I had in 2012 and 2013 about the long-billed curlews that nest in the Area of Critical Environmental Concern on public lands north of Middleton?
Biologists at Boise State’s Intermountain Bird Observatory. attached satellite transmitters on the bird and followed their migration south to California and Mexico. They have continued to attach additional transmitters on curlews and keep interested observers up to date with its web page.
It reported Sept. 11 that Venus, one of its ACEC curlews, that died in May had been shot. The biologists said they know the cause of death after an investigation by the Idaho Fish and Game’s Wildlife Health Laboratory.
Posted by Rocky Barker on September 16, 2014
The Ketchum City Council passed a resolution Monday asking the Idaho Fish and Game Department to stop killing wolves in Blaine County.
Posted by Rocky Barker on September 14, 2014
Rexburg newspaper's series gives overview of Idaho Yellowstone Caldera monument issue.
Posted by Rocky Barker on September 12, 2014
Opponents to a proposed Idaho Yellowstone Caldera National Monument are ginning up fears over the use of the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect geothermal features connected to the national park geysers.