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Foot and Nielsen: Bear 148 presents the hardest decision in wildlife management
Calgary Herald - "The adage of bear management is that you don't manage bears, you manage people,"write Lee Foote and Scott Nielsen, professors of conservation biology at the University of Alberta.
Washington Post - Glacier National Park had recorded no grizzly-caused human fatalities since establishment in 1910. Then, on one night, two bears in spots several miles apart killed two campers.
State considering adding to wildlife management area at southern end of Paradise Valley
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Montana is looking at adding a few thousand acres to a wildlife management area north of Yellowstone National Park where elk like to wander in the wintertime.
Earthfix - The Interior Department has released new recommendations for a plan to protect greater sage grouse, giving more leeway to mining, ranching and industry groups. They'll also change a conservation plan that took years to devise.
New York Times
- Scientists are calling for a new approach to fire management that basically involves letting backcountry fires burn across millions of acres.