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  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

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

  • Fly-in wilderness

    Pilots object to a proposed wilderness management plan that would require user fees and permits on flights to airstrips in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

  • In wilderness, don't phone home

    Hikers who bring their cell phones into the wilderness, either for ease of rescue or instant access to the rest of the world, are missing the point of wilderness.

  • Forest Service pulls anchor ban out of thin air

    A rock climber argues that the Forest Service's recent ban on "permanent, fixed anchors" in wilderness areas is unreasonable, unnecessary and unsafe.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Agency leans toward a controversial land trade

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

  • Wilderness developer signs off

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

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