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"P art of it is philosophical and part is understanding the biological effect. The more you shoot or poison or trap or kill them in various ways, the more it creates a pretty big reproductive response. It absolutely is an ephemeral effect. You can’t just extirpate them and expect a decade of relief."

Brian Bean, co-owner of Lava Lake Land & Livestock in Idaho, on why the owners of the sheep ranch decline to kill coyotes, which are the number one predator of the ranch's sheep.
- Idaho Mountain Express (Sun Valley)

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux provides a preview of titles from HumanitiesMontana 15th Festival of the Book


Mountain West Perspectives
Montana releases draft statewide water management plan


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

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