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  • Roadless plan slides to safety

    At the very last minute, the Clinton administration releases its final version of the national forest roadless plan.

  • Roadless rule hits the skids

    The Bush administration is working to revise and weaken Clinton's roadless area conservation rules for national forests.

  • Bush administration blinks on roadless rule

    Republican attacks on the national forest roadless rule, although supported by a federal judge, still may backfire in a country that shows ever-increasing environmental concern.

  • Bush fails to defend roadless rule

    Clinton's roadless plan for national forests has stalled out, caught in a Bush-era legal and bureaucratic labyrinth.

  • A road-ripper's report

    "The Road-Ripper's Guide to Wildland Road Removal" details the harm roads do, the benefits of removal and the best techniques to accomplish road removal.

  • The Forest Service sets off into uncharted territory

    The latest struggle over the West's public lands centers on the Forest Service's huge system of logging roads, which conservationists want to see closed and obliterated, and off-road-vehicle users want opened to motorized recreation.

  • A convert to conservation

    Native Montanan and former dirt-bike lover Shawn Regnerus, who turned against ORVs when a favorite place was overrun by them, now is the head of the Roads Scholars Project for the Predator Conservation Alliance.

  • One forest takes on roads

    Forest Service engineer Annie Connor began her career building roads and now heads the Clearwater National Forest's road-obliteration program.

  • Westerners take sides on road ban

    Around the West, Forest Service "listening sessions" get an earful from environmentalists and offroad vehicle fans at odds over President Clinton's plan to protect roadless forests.

  • Western governors wary of roadless forest mess

    The Bush administration says its revision of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule rule will increase local control over national forests, but as Western governors read the fine print, they begin to have doubts

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