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  • '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.

  • Agency leans toward a controversial land trade

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

  • Campbell sides with Telluride

    Senator threatens to condemn Tom Chapman house in Colorado wilderness.

  • Drilling approved in Montana

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peak preserved

    Wilderness Land Trust buys 200 acres of private land inside Raggeds and Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness areas.

  • 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.

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