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Old 02-20-2014   #1
 
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How Wolves Change Rivers

Pretty cool vid Sawyer posted to FB recently. This shows how wolf reintroduction into Yellowstone affected the entire ecosystem by controlling the elk population and changing their grazing habits, eventually resulting in bank stabilization by vegetation regrowth.

Warning: don't get your panties in a wad when the narrator refers to elk as "deer."

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That's a really big stretch.

Considering the 100's of policy's that have been put in place to help the environment recover and the fact that damn near the whole park burned to ground in the 80's. So, with or without the wolves I'd expect the bear, birds, beavers, fox, trees, berry bushes, and other vegetation to come back after the massive fires. I'd expect that the river banks would recover just like any other river after a fire hit. I'd expect the "deer" to change their habits after the fire wiped out their feeding grounds.

Last I heard they were trying relocate many of the wolves in Yellowstone as they have exceeded the expected population. This is a classic example of pro wolf propaganda feed by very loosely associated incidences wrote down on hemp paper by dope smokers.

Yellowstone's environment recovery has very little to do with wolves. If wolves were really truly the answer then Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming would have experienced the same out comes. Just saying.
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Last I heard they were trying relocate many of the wolves in Yellowstone as they have exceeded the expected population. This is a classic example of pro wolf propaganda feed by very loosely associated incidences wrote down on hemp paper by dope smokers.

Yellowstone's environment recovery has very little to do with wolves. If wolves were really truly the answer then Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming would have experienced the same out comes. Just saying.
Way to generalize dope smoking as pro wolf, and stereotype wolf supporters as dope smokers. Smoking dope has nothing to do with this. But generalize and stereotype is what uninformed, uneducated people do. Yellowstone was overrun with elk eating way too much vegetation. More so than other parts of the West, you can't hunt elk in Yellowstone. Now that wolves are having an impact on the elk population more vegetation can grow and the ecosystem is returning to how it was. This is 5th grade ecology. I have been hunting deer and elk in Colorado since I was in grade school and in grade school we learned, when you remove one aspect of the environment such as an entire species (this would be the wolves)things are going to change. The return to pre-removal ecosystem is a good thing and the wolves are helping this.
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In Idaho the wolves eat the deer (haha) and grass grew between the tree. Then the fire burned up the whole frank churh wilderness. Now the river banks are eroding faster and silt in getting in the water. Its got so bad the they no longer reissue river permits in August because of the degraded fisheries. Them Damn wolves
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Way to generalize dope smoking as pro wolf, and stereotype wolf supporters as dope smokers. Smoking dope has nothing to do with this. But generalize and stereotype is what uninformed, uneducated people do. Yellowstone was overrun with elk eating way too much vegetation. More so than other parts of the West, you can't hunt elk in Yellowstone. Now that wolves are having an impact on the elk population more vegetation can grow and the ecosystem is returning to how it was. This is 5th grade ecology. I have been hunting deer and elk in Colorado since I was in grade school and in grade school we learned, when you remove one aspect of the environment such as an entire species (this would be the wolves)things are going to change. The return to pre-removal ecosystem is a good thing and the wolves are helping this.

Back away from the bong! The Canadian wolves you speak of are NOT natural to Yellowstone! They never where. And you just wait until they hit Colorado. Trust me. I have hunted in Idaho for years and wolves kill elk... Boy howdy - That aint no lie! The babies take a beating! Your tune will change when they hit Colorado. Wolves are not responsible for any large changes in any ecosystem. Each peace of an ecosystem plays an equal role. Wolves are no more important to Yellowstone fire recovery then the moles in the ground or the hawks in the air. 5th grade ecology says this is a natural process after a destructive fire. So, I'll bit my tongue and wait for you to become informed on the truth.

People make a bigger impact than wolves and its management of all species by people that have minimally assisted mother nature in returning Yellowstone to its prefire days.
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Schutzie gets his popcorn out and takes a seat

Where are the rancher interests? I personally know a couple of rafters who own ranches.
I know, I'll send them a private message to alert them that them "dope smoking berry eating wolf pampering hippies" are at it again.

While I'm at it, I need to fire off an email to the nature loving people I know that the "greedy redneck animal abusing industrialists" are trying to kill off the Yellowstone wolf project.

This is gonna be epic!
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How is that Popcorn doing. Need salt or butter?
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Just think about how great Earth would be if we could just reintroduce the T-Rex. It would eat all the people and Earth would be back to normal! lol
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Doin just fine, thanks for asking. Vintage Orville's mix I save for situations like this. Want some?
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