Thanks for the heads up. We've added Conservation Media to the two courtesy photo credits.
The Sage Grouse Initiative appreciates the efforts of Jimmy Tobias to get this story right--traveling all the way out to see the Lehfeldts firsthand putting SGI practices on their land, following sage grouse, interviewing Dr Dave Naugle of UM, and giving this important story its due. Our SGI photo library offers great photos for newspapers to use, but we do request that photo credits are applied. We appreciate the photography and videos of Conservation Media tremendously and hope that the Independent will run a small photo of the cover in next issue and direct people to Conservation Media's website, and on the Online version make the correction immediately---www.conservationmedia.com. Jeremy Roberts is the photographer and owner of Conservation Media. Please check out his wonderful videos on our website too: www.sagegrouseinitiative.com
well put Bert Gill. Last time I checked the hunting regs, any gun having more than five rounds was illegal for big game hunting. so no ar-15 or ak-47 with thirty round magazines allowed. similar to pump or autoloading shotguns can only hold three shells for waterfowl.
Ya right, we need more "kids" hunting….read this:
Amazing photography in that article! I would love to know who took those photos!
Please credit the photographer whose photo adorns your cover, and whose other photos are in your piece. The NRCS library requests that you credit the photographer, which is Conservation Media, yet you did not.
I dont get the low blows on the NRA or the nonhunting gun owners. The NRA is the reason you get to hunt unfettered in the first place. Second, in 1970 a 10% tax was put upon all handguns with the money to be used for the Hunters Safety programs. So the people with the "big guns" are helping fund your recreation.
In the interest of full disclosure, I haven't read the article yet, but I think the subtitle, "Farmers, ranchers, energy corporations, environmentalists and more are trying to save the greater sage grouse" may be misleading.
I've followed this issue quite closely for several years, and I know that the states and the extractive industries are less interested in SAVING AND PROTECTING the sage grouse than in simply PREVENTING ITS BEING LISTED as a Threatened or Endangered species under the ESA. Therefore, we can be assured that whatever protection the bird eventually receives will be minimal and barely adequate, at best.
The article quotes the decline of sagehens because of energy development and West Nile virus and yet the population declines in other areas without energy development and West Nile virus, I had a researcher recover a collared bird on my property in the middle of August, bird had been dead more than a week and little more than a collar and feathers and yet the report came back, death by West Nile, I saw 4 mosquitoes that year.
We don't need more traffic calming. The Broadway diet has cars backed up causing more pollution. Do we want the same for Russell? I don't think so. Get more lanes on the bridge and move traffic. We don't need a lot of fluff to make this work. Keep it simple.
This is done on both sides of the isle. Democrats have also sponsored pre written legislation over the years, although Republicans get more press for ALEC.
Since trust status lands are in federal care, they are exempt from taxes for one. Two, the Federal Government, namely Congress is the only governing body that has the authority to deal with tribes. It's in the Constitution Article One, Section 8 "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes". This authority has been vested in Congress by case law upheld by the Supreme Court. So my question "Gimmeabreak" is why would the tribe deal with state or local officials, when those local governments have zero jurisdiction in this issue.
As for the comment by jr2jr2000, what racist comments? This article contains the specific words and phrases" "The county cannot go into that sovereign nation to apprehend the drunken Indians," he said. "So the jails are full of Indians (sic) which cost us tax dollars. One jail in particular (Havre?) had a count of 58." Do you have that? Do you have SPECIFICS? Or is this another case of lashing out and claiming reverse discrimination because a racist got caught being a racist?
As for the water compact itself, perhaps a deeper understanding of sovereignty, treaty rights RETAINED, and state and local government interaction in a federal treaty is in order.
Hey Dan! This is indeed GREAT reportage! It is amazing what can be found out even if you are not the NSA!
There ARE alot of Natives in jail, and that would be because the legal system is about as corrupt as it gets. I used to sing in bars, and I can tell you that the majority of drunks I saw were WHITE. The WHITE culture introduced alcohol to the Natives, and there are at least as many WHITES driving drunk and getting into brawls as Natives, so WHY are the prisons being populated with Natives?
Havre does have it's problems, so you have to be careful who you piss off, when you go out and hit the town. The trouble is some people just can't handle alcohol.
I think the difference between you and an Indian, Greg, is that if you get hammered and wander around downtown, nobody claims that all white people are drunks.
The future for wildlife looks bleak with climate change. Too bad there are still so many that do not agree with the 97% of climate scientists. There are now 10 record highs for each record low and winter is warming at 2-4x the rate of the other seasons. This is not a normal trend...I guess you believe whatever you need to rationalize your job in the fossil fuel industry.
KSPS is the PBS station for Spokane. Missoula has it's own PBS station right here - KUFM. And guess what you can watch it over the airwaves, via Dish Network and on Cable. So get on board and support your local PBS instead of supporting the larger market KSPS. It's like complaining that you can't watch CBS, NBC or ABC from Spokane.
Speaking of paternalistic - what is not paternalistic about the federal government (BIA) taking trust ownership of CSKT property?
I attended a Water Compact meeting at the Tribal Council Headquaters in Pablo a while back. I was appaled at the racist comments made by Tribal Members towards non-tribal members. Maybe you should do a story on that?? But I forgot, it only goes one way.
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