Posted on December 11 2007
Conservation writer Ted Williams blows the whistle, loudly. “Fluvial grayling, the race that dwells in rivers, are common in the Arctic and sub-arctic, but in the Rocky Mountain West, they survive in only 4 percent of their historical range, and they’re barely hanging on in Montana’s Upper Big Hole River system. Should they be allowed to die out? Yes, says the Bush administration. No, says the Endangered Species Act, which requires the federal government to recover ‘distinct population segments’ that persist outside a species’ principal range.” In High Country News.