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WILDERNESS & WILDLIFE is a half-hour radio interview program hosted by Jay Shell in Bozeman, Montana and Des Moines. WA.  Interviews were originally broadcast on KGVM FM, community radio in Bozeman. Wilderness & Wildlife was initiated on KGVM in June 2018 and is produced by the Gallatin Wildlife Association in Bozeman, Montana.  New interviews are posted weekly as they become available. Suggestions are welcome and can be done via email. Letters and Bulletin Board notices are posted to Subscribers as they become available but are subject to editing.

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Jay Shell is an outdoor enthusiast and conservationist who began birding at age 11 at a camp in northern New Jersey. He has worked in Yellowstone and has adventurous stories to tell. While spending his career as a financial planner, he has backpacked across the West in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, California and Washington. He is a member of Audubon, the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Gallatin Wildlife Association and he’s served on the Boards of several wildlife & conservation organizations.

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The February 2020 issue of High Country News contains an article (p.16) telling about the consequences of the Trump Administration’s relocation of BLM employees from D.C. to Grand Junction, CO., under the aegis of Acting Director William Perry Pendley. Check it out.

Gallatin Wildlife Association wants to share with you GWA’s most recent comments on the protection of NEPA. Most think this is one of the most fundamental pieces of environmental legislation ever established into law. This law is under attack as never before and yet it has not received the attention from major NGO(s) locally or nationally as needed. The Council of Environmental Quality is proposing to alter NEPA like never before. The attempts to weaken these standards and criteria on what triggers environmental analyses could be devastating to the world we know and the voice we have. We urge you to check out our website and learn more on this issue. In the last few minutes, GWA has just sent comments to the government website “regulations.gov.” WE urge you to view those comments here.

TRAIL CAMERAS

If you are curious what wildlife is roaming around your place at night, or even during the day, you might like to purchase a trail camera and fix it where you think there might be some activity. Trail cameras are not very expensive. I looked them up on Amaxon and found quite a menu of interesting possibilities, ranging from $40 to $320, and manufactured by Victure, Co\uolife, Creative XP, Campark and Meidase. These cameras are motion activated  so you should be able to get some pretty good shots. Some just take still pictures while others will record live action. When I lived in Montana, I would hear packs of coyotes roaming below my house at night. Neighbors also said there were mountain lions roaming around though I never saw even one. Wish I’d had a camera then.

THE  BORDER WALL

I just interviewed Randy Serraglio, a staff member for the Center for Conservation Biology who has been working on the Border Wall issue and the consequences of the Wall for wildlife. You are probably not aware that several significant parts of the Wall have already been constructed – and interfere with wildlife movements. Randy reported that those who live in the areas adjacent to the Wall are strongly opposed to its construction. Besides cutting through important federal lands such as Big Bend National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park and several National Wildlife Reserves, government agencies are taking private properties via eminent domain and siting the Wall some distance from the actual border, in effect ceding strips of U.S. property to Mexico. Wolves, Ocelots, Jaguars, Pronghorn, several species of butterfly and birds and other wildlife will be prevented from cross-border movements essential to their survival.

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