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Democracy Dies in Darkness

Andi and Nathan Bourne, excellent editorial in the 15 March Pathfinder. You’re both doing outstanding work as journalists. As noted on the front page of a national newspaper (The Washington Post):“Democracy dies in darkness”...

 

What is Wild

I didn’t write this as an expert or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as an area resident who would like to meet others for informal discussions about what is wild. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what I perceive as...

 

Dog Off Leash and No Voice Control

SEELEY LAKE - To the cross country skier who allowed his dog to jump all over mine as my dog and I were trying to walk to the start of the Morrell Falls USFS road: As your dog continued to jump on and at mine, you watched but did nothing. I asked...

 

KBD Dog Yes, Bear Pusher No

More than a few people have asked me if I am the one with a Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) who, for a fee, can push bears off their property. No, I am not. Though my KBD came from Wind River Bear Institute, she is specifically trained to find dead animal...

 

Think of Life as a Verb, Not a Noun. It's a Process.

I didn’t write this as an expert on physiological or social processes, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as an area resident who would like to meet others for informal discussions about the topics presented. Death. Is it...

 

Wildland Firefighting Stays in the Blood

Andi Bourne wrote an excellent but incredibly sad Editor’s Note on behalf of the young firefighter that we lost.  I, too, have several years of fire experience, all on the Lolo National Forest: my first three as one of the first women in...

 

Carrying Capacity ~ Wildlife and Humans

I didn’t write this as an expert on land management and wildlife issues, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as someone with strong concerns about where society as it relates to those issues is headed, and as an area...

 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Supports Collaboration and Balanced Use

 Ovando, Mont. rancher Jim Stone said it best when he mentioned “neighbors working together” to craft the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project which has resulted in introduction of the bill to create the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act...

 

Landscapes, Public Land and Boundaries

I didn’t write this as an expert on land management and wildlife issue, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as someone with strong concerns about where society as it relates to those issues is headed, and as an area resident...

 

All Non-snowmobile Trail Users Please Support Three-Year Snowmobile Trail Pass

SEELEY LAKE - No, I do not have or ride a snowmobile but I take great advantage of the Seeley Lake Driftriders snowmobile club’s excellent trail and road grooming. I have a highly energetic dog named Arrow and we walk or hike the groomed roads...

 

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