Tag: montana

Congress Must Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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This week, Congress has the opportunity to take action on an issue with massive bipartisan support. Our expert explains why it needs to happen, and how you can help.

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Honoring America’s Great Outdoors in the Great Outdoors

Written by | June 8th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s Bob Bendick reports from the first public outreach session of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative…and reflects on the great Montana setting where it took place.

Conservation Planning for Extreme Events?

Written by | November 12th, 2009

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What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Stop Crying Wolf

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]

The Curlews of August: Update on the ‘Tagged Seven’ of Montana

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]

The Montana Curlews Are Moving Out!

Written by | July 9th, 2009

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In late June, I posted about the new project to track Long-billed Curlew migrations from eastern Montana. Well, the fall migration has started for these birds and they are moving out! As of early this week, 4 of the 7 birds had taken off and left the Montana prairie for points south. Currently, one bird is in […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2009

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It’s another innovative day here at Cool Green Morning. Reducing emissions through better highway toll systems, making biofuel from human waste, using social pressure to achieve conservation goals… the world is full of creative ideas to help solve our environmental problems. Enjoy! It wasn’t a surprise, but it’s still good news: the EPA has granted the […]

Curlews on the Move, Tracked by Satellite

Written by | June 29th, 2009

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A research team that I’m part of just completed initial field work on a project to capture and tag Long-billed Curlews in the northern Great Plains of North America — a big step toward solving a huge mystery about this amazing bird. The Long-billed Curlew is the continent’s largest shorebird and one of high conservation priority, according […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

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