A pack of 10 wolves was caught on film traveling in Northeastern Oregon. Once extinct in the region, wolves were re-introduced to Central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park in 1994. A few stragglers have ventured into Oregon since then, but this is the first time a full pack has been confirmed. It's exciting to see wolves back in the Beaver State!
The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the January 2010 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market will feature guest speaker James Balog, a renowned photographer and adventurer, and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey. Balog's presentation is a stunning look at the impact abrupt climate change is having on the world's glaciers. The breakfast, which is open to the public, is Friday, January 22, 7:00-8:50 AM at The Marriott in Salt Lake City.
During his presentation, Balog will share stunning images and footage of glaciers melting worldwide. Balog's team has installed 27 time-lapse cameras at 15 sites in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains, and has produced dramatic footage of glaciers melting that demonstrates the immediacy of the global warming challenge.
The Conservation Alliance led a delegation of member companies from Montana to Washington DC to meet with Capitol Hill offices to demonstrate support for a proposal to protect nearly 700,000 acres of Wilderness in Montana. Senator Jon Tester introduced the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act in July. The legislation would protect public lands throughout the state, including 500,000 acres in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Support for the bill is strong within the state. Pictured above with Senator Tester (third from right), Representatives from Patagonia, Mercury Advertising, and Free Heel and Wheel joined Conservation Alliance Executive Director John Sterling on the trip. The Alliance twice funded Montana Wilderness Association for their efforts to organize support for the protections within Montana.