14 May 2007

Big Hole River Grayling: Funeral Tomorrow

Big Hole River grayling, aka Thymallus arcticus montanus, are getting some well deserved local press coverage. Tomorrow, we (the Grayling Restoration Alliance) hosts a media event--a grayling funeral:

Grayling ‘funeral’ protest Tuesday
By Justin Post of The Montana Standard - 05/14/2007
It won’t be a routine fishing trip. Not if you consider a 6-foot-long grayling and a mock funeral with President Bush your average day on the Big Hole River. A group opposed to the federal government’s recent decision not to protect the fluvial arctic grayling as an endangered species has organized a protest at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Divide public fishing access. In conjunction with the protest, the Center for Biological Diversity is expected Tuesday to file a 60-day notice that it intends to sue the federal government over its April 24 decision, said Noah Greenwald, a biologist with the non-profit group. The notice is the required first step in challenging the decision not to place grayling on the Endangered Species List under the Endangered Species Act, he said.— Justin Post may be reached at justin.post@lee.net.

Also, The Montana Standard printed a nice political cartoon yesterday:

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