March 30, 2017

Speaking of Sharks, Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Cougars & Such

*Editor’s Note* – I am reminded of Leviticus 26: vss 14 and 22 – “But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; …..I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and […]

Jim Beers Seeks Directorship of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

*Scroll for Updates* For those with interest, our friend and a contributing writer on this website, James Beers has applied for the position as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I was sent two email addresses: One is to Tom Reed, Vice-chairman of the Trump Transition Team – sempolinsi@gmail.com Note: This email was […]

Advice Worth the Cost

By James Beers Congressman Ryan Zinke, Republican Representative for the entire state of Montana, has been named by President-elect Trump as his pick for the Secretary of the Interior. I subsequently received the following inquiry (along with many others) from a group for whom I have high regard.  It is with honest forethought that I […]

Minnesota Wolves: No Kudos from Here

The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage at the zoo. […]

Letter to the Wall Street Journal

by James Beers *A Letter to the Wall Street Journal and to Shawn Regan (PERC, Bozeman, Montana) about his 25 April Opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal titled, National Parks: Lost in the Wilds of Neglect. Tick, Tick* Shawn Regan is to be commended for his description of the irresolvable and increasing maintenance backlog […]

Conservation Biology II

By James Beers More on the Term “Conservation Biology” Two days ago I wrote an article titled “The Etymology of ‘Conservation Biology’”.  The transmittal e-mail was titled “Word Games”.  In that article I attempted to explain the origin of the term “Conservation Biology” 100 years ago as a description of the American effort to describe […]

The Etymology of “Conservation Biology”

By James Beers: (Part II) etymology, (et-e-mol-oji), n. The study of historical linguistic change, especially as applied to individual words. conservation, (kon-ser-va-shun), n.  1. The act of conserving; preservation.  2. Official supervision of rivers, forests, wildlife, etc.  3.  A District under such supervision. biology, (bi-ol-oji), n.  The science of life or living matter in all […]

Beware of Professors

The following is a Letter sent to the Editor of the Spokane, Washington Spokesman Review.  It answers an article “Kick cows off refuge lands” by a Professor at Eastern Washington University that appeared in the paper. The article appears after the Letter..   Jim Beers “Once proud” is a term overused in today’s dwindling newspaper publishing […]

Settled Landscapes

By James Beers: “Settled Landscapes” is a term both mellifluous and of primary importance as I write this in early 2015. It is especially important to the rural residents of the Lower 48 States of the United States and the rural inhabitants of the European continent. I first became actually aware of the term and […]

Brucellosis And Wolves

By James Beers: It was 1957 and I spent a touch-and-go week in a St. Charles, Illinois hospital with a swollen spleen, swollen glands under my arms in a semi-conscious state. I was diagnosed with Brucellosis, called Undulant Fever in humans and my parents were worried that I wasn’t going to make it. The local […]