CONSERVATION -- The environmental movement is facing serious challenges in the current political and economic climate.
Considering bills in state legislatures and in Congress, some conservationists believe they've lost considerable political capitol in their tough stance to prolonging endangered species status for the gray wolf int he Northern Rockies.
"But where some see those challenges as symptoms of larger issues - more money in politics or more polarization in Congress - others see a clear need for the environmental movement to change tactics or face serious consequences," according to the Bozeman Chronicle in a series of stories titled Conservation at a Crossroads.
The paper has taken an insightful look at the state of the regional conservation movement.
- Seeing green
- Beyond Yellowstone's boundaries
- Alliance for the Wild Rockies take litigious approach to environmental protection
- Environmental groups no strangers to courthouse