• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Friday, April 14, 2017

    Sea To Shining Sea

    YELLOWSTONE INVESTIGATED
    Not Unique Park
    jarvis under fire
    CONGRESS: "SO THEN, TELL US ALL ABOUT IT."
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    ..The Interior Department on Thursday ordered additional harassment prevention training for managers and supervisors after an internal report found that men in a maintenance unit at Yellowstone National Park “created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.” [LINK-Y, LINK-B]
    .. The report from the investigation cites sexual harassment in parks across our nation. Congress is apparently fed up with the culture of male dominated harassment.
    .. From the beginning the National Park Service was constituted of market hunters, trappers, cowboys, muleskinners, and male military personnel from Fort Yellowstone.
    .. By the time Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Yellowstone National Park the "ROUGH RIDER MENTALITY" had already taken hold.
    FOUNDATIONS
    .. The martial mentality of the frontier has persisted and been encouraged by both the National Park Service and the Interior Department since their inception.
    .. The book HOW THE U.S. CAVALRY SAVED OUR NATIONAL PARKS details the underpinnings of the early social and martial milieu that established the male dominated traditions. [LINK-C]
    .. Apparently, from the investigation, the most readily apparent dysfunctional National Park is Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. [LINK-F]
    .. We'll be watching how Secretary Zinke addresses this situation at the Department level [LINK-ZZ] We know what Yellowstone's Superintendent says, [LINK-YP,] we'll be watching this too.
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    MORNING MIDGES
    .. Took a lowland road trip. Fished some. Caught some.
    .. Enjoyed the humor of the lowland cultural morass. There is a distinct love of elbows, knees, feet, and mayhem down there. Report in the morning.
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    WALLPAPER:  LOWLAND LAKE - MORNING