Guest columnist George Sibley likens the anxiety over a Compact call — and how it would affect Upper Basin states like Wyoming — to a folk story about irrational fear.
The dryness may curtail grazing and irrigation in 2021, and could result in downstream water calls in 2022.
Last year’s data requires justification of hunting, grouse team-member says. Others contend the dwindling population can support a regulated season.
Rogue trails, manufactured routes and guerrilla activism helped prompt the USFS to undertake a climbing management plan for the popular destination.
Study: Warmer days and nights, warmer winters, hotter summers are all in store. “These are things we already see happening, and we can expect that to get more intense as we go forward.”