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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

When we "upside down" our natural systems, removing those creatures and plants that we deem "in our way economically ",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,THE RESULT IS INVASIONS OF TRULY HARMFUL LIVING MATERIAL THAT BOTH IN THE SHORT RUN AND LONG RUN BRING US MORE ECONOMIC AND HEALTH CONCERNS THAN THE NATIVES THAT WE PREVIOIUSLY BANISHED!

The killing off of our native carnivores(Wolves/Pumas/Wolverines/Grizzlies/martens/fishers), the destruction of our own "rain forests(Decidouos woodlands from the Atlantic to the Mississippi/Conifer woodlands of the Pacific Northwest et al.) has led to invasions of non-natives,,,,,,,,,,,,,encouraging new illness and ecosystem malfunctions that cost us tremendously both economically and health-wise---example is the 
invasion of the tics that spread debilitating Lyme Disease

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