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  • Energy company stakes out wildlife refuge

    Yates Petroleum Co. plans to drill two gas wells in New Mexico’s Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

  • Follow-up

    EPA plans to streamline pesticide registration; Los Angeles puts the brakes on superstores; El Paso Corp. pushes to drill New Mexico’s Valle Vidal; and black-tailed prairie dog no longer a candidate for endangered species list

  • Heard around the West

    Man vs. lion; skiers vs. avalanche; Ed Bangs and wolves; Utah constitutional amendments; trigger-happy hunter in Montana; annoying off-road VW ads

  • New grazing rules ride on doctored science

    The Bureau of Land Management rewrote a scientific report critical of its new grazing rules, and two veteran scientists have quit the agency in protest

  • Follow-up

    Mexican wolf dies during checkup; another fish kill on the Klamath; Bush nominates H. Dale Hall to be new head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Crazy like a fox, or a fish, or a bat...

    In The Back Road to Crazy, Jennifer Bove gathers the true-life adventure stories of 25 wildlife biologists

  • Yellowstone's Grizzlies A success story

    The National Wildlife Federation believes that the federal government’s proposal to remove Yellowstone’s grizzlies from the endangered species list represents a tremendous achievement

  • How a tiny owl changed Tucson

    The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has been removed from the endangered species list, but Tucson area leaders say they plan to continue the desert conservation efforts put in place to help the very rare bird

  • Falcon's future rests on a definition

    Endangered aplomado falcons already in New Mexico may lose protection under a controversial Fish and Wildlife Service plan to release captive-bred birds as a "nonessential experimental population."

  • Two Weeks in the West

    Dying aspens; healthier Gila trout; salmon blamed for electric bills; greens and motorheads reach wilderness entente; last big anti-Grand Staircase lawsuit tossed out; Southern Nevada Water Authority buys Warm Springs Ranch; Data: Water can soak you; and

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