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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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Monday, March 14, 2016

All of us Baby Boomers can remember when the "Environment" was not a "hot potato" partisan issue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,In the 1960's, Democrat Lyndon Johnson passed the Wilderness Act with near unanimous Congressional approval,,,,,,,,,,,,,In the early 70's Republican Richard Nixon ushered in the Clean Air and Water Acts, again with overwhelming bi-partisan support................In fact, as we have periodically written about on this blog, Republican Teddy Roosevelt is in fact the all-time Environmental President, responsible for the creation of National Parks and creating more protected open space than any other President!.................The Republican President cited as "one of the greatest" in our Country's history, Ronald Reagan, was in fact as good an open space and environmental proponent when Governor of California..............It was not until he got to the White House and brought in and supported the regressive environmental degrading policies of his Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, did his "curtain" come down hard against nature...................No matter how the article below trys to spin it, those of us who grew up during his 8 years in office saw Reagan, The Ranch owning outdoorsman, catering exclusively to the pro business interests that supported him for Office..........In fact, Reagan went to the "dark side" in an all out assault on our nations national heritage.........................Yet to be fair, as previously cited, as Governor of California, it was Reagan that initiated the ban on hunting Pumas, set aside more California open space than any other Governor, fought smog, blocked new dams and protected wilderness from road building projects...............Perhaps some of the early Reagan "common sense" can once again return to our political scene if the Republican whose sons hunt and respect the land(Trump) takes us back to an era of constructive dialog regarding environmental protection...........Your thoughts?....

Ronald Reagan and the Environment

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