Archive for May, 2003

Enviros squash plan to kill crickets

Published on May 26, 2003

High Country News HOTLINE – May 26, 2003 by Rosemary Winters Where are those ravenous seagulls when you need them? Idaho farmers are bracing for an invasion of Mormon crickets this summer, but they are unlikely to be as fortunate as early Utah settlers, whose besieged crops were miraculously rescued by flocks of birds. Instead, Read more …

Conservationists Seek Federal Protection for Rare Midwest Butterfly

Published on May 12, 2003

A coalition of conservation and scientific organizations filed a petition today under the Endangered Species Act requesting federal protection for the Dakota skipper, an imperiled prairie butterfly, and its endangered grassland habitat under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.