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  • Wilderness has a new foe: snowmobiles

    The popularity of Seeley Lake, Mont., for snowmobilers reveals a growing problem as the snowmobilers trespass with increasing enthusiasm in nearby wilderness areas like the Mission Mountains.

  • Campbell sides with Telluride

    Senator threatens to condemn Tom Chapman house in Colorado wilderness.

  • The Forest Service sells out

    In Colorado, Tom Chapman trades West Elk Wilderness inholding for land near Telluride, bilking the Forest Service of millions of dollars.

  • Drilling approved in Montana

    Environmental groups will appeal a decision allowing exploratory oil drilling in the Badger - Two Medicine Wilderness Area.

  • Wilderness developer signs off

    Tom Chapman may cease construction of an exclusive subdivision in Colorado's West Elk Wilderness.

  • Agency leans toward a controversial land trade

    Developer Tom Chapman strikes a deal with the Forest Service on a controversial land swap.

  • Wilderness is ransomed

    Forester Elizabeth Estill approves a controversial land trade that gives Tom Chapman 107 acres near Telluride in exchange for his 240-acre inholding in the West Elk Wilderness.

  • Will counties de(grade) wilderness?

    Bruce Babbitt's announcement of a new BLM inventory of southern Utah wilderness leads to a flurry of illegal road work, since roaded land can't be classified as wilderness.

  • 'Developer' wants access to Oregon wilderness

    Carl Alleman wants to develop his eight mining claims in Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness to create a resort he says will cater to the handicapped.

  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

    The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.

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