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"I 'm not opposed to listing and I'm not an advocate of listing. I'm an advocate of using the best science possible to inform a decision. They relied on a well-informed six-year process and they came to the conclusion that listing was warranted. Now they looked at it again and say new information suggests it's not warranted. And that’s just not true. There is no new information. Not an ounce of new information was injected into the process. They just chose to take opinions from people who oppose listing and accept them."

Jeff Copeland, a former U.S. Forest Service biologist who has studied wolverines for decades, responding to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to withdraw its petition to protect wolverines.
- Flathead Beacon

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction reviews Grizzlies on my mind


Mountain West Perspectives
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin


Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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