Talk:Big Hole River

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Extinction is the wrong term and reflects a biased POV[edit]

The Arctic Grayling, fluvial or otherwise, is nowhere close to extinction. Very robust and stable populations exist in Montana, Canada and Alaska. The fact that the Big Hole population is in dire straights is a sad state of affairs, but to use the term Extinct is simply incorrect. The proper term is Extirpate, sometimes known as local extinction. Using extinct instead of extirpate demonstrates a bit of bias, since most people know what extinction is and would be alarmed about it. However, the term extirpated is not a big vocabulary term for the public. Lets keep this an NPOV article. --Mike Cline 22:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Big Hole Watershed Committee[edit]

Is this a personal POV. Where's the source? Please provide.

The Watershed Committee has reached out to local and selected interested entities and developed a community-based consensus group with a narrow constituency. Sadly, the committee has precluded activist voices such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the Montana Wildlife Federation. Critical voices are not welcome. The Watershed Committee's primary source of funding has been from "earmarks" by former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns.