Grayling Protections: "Relegating Happiness to Heaven"

Dams, dewatering, poor ranching practices and official neglect are behind the certain disappearance of the grayling in Montana, according to this opinion piece by George Wuerthner in New West. “Of course, the FWS is correct when it asserts that there are plenty of grayling in Alaska, but as renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold noted years ago when discussing the indifference to the disappearance of the grizzly from the West, ‘relegating grizzlies to Alaska is like relegating happiness to heaven—one may never get there.’”

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