Early Elise

Early Elise

My daughter. My Christmas baby. Copake – Rhoda Pond Copake Aunt Grace and Uncle Howard Dad Mike Gruber Mom Trish Swain
Coopernicus

Coopernicus

Through a screen window, with iphone 7 camera!There were a series of Coopernicuses visiting my trees over the years. New Yorkers were mesmerized by the appearance of Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk who took up residence on Fifth Avenue in 1991. As a former New Yorker, I...
Respect Beavers

Respect Beavers

Trappers are paid by city and county agencies and private land owners to trap Nevada beavers. This is a lethal solution to a situation that instead can be handled humanely. Almost every time trappers are involved, the beavers are killed. Trappers uphold the...
Wildlife Commission Out of Touch with The Public

Wildlife Commission Out of Touch with The Public

THE PROBLEM: LACK OF DIVERSITY ON 9-MEMBER, GOVERNOR-APPOINTED NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS (NBWC):  There is an over-representation of hunter/trapper/ agriculture on the NBWC and an under-representation of the general population/conservation/...
Phantasmagoria 4/7/2014

Phantasmagoria 4/7/2014

The photo shows rural citizens – mostly trappers – on video conference with Legislature. Trapper arguments against shorter trap visitation times: A trapline Some of them have long trap lines with as many as 100 traps on a line. This takes a long time to...