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  • A patchwork peace unravels

    The uncertain truce set up by Pres. Clinton's 1993 Northwest Forest Plan is threatened by dissatisfaction as environmentalists, loggers and scientists still fight over remaining old growth and cannot agree how best to manage the forests.

  • Ancient cedars get a life

    The Forest Service puts together a land swap that saves a 530-acre grove of 1,200-year-old trees from logging.

  • At Tahoe, it's agreed: old growth gets to stay

    Old-growth ponderosa pine trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin - both green and standing dead trees - will be protected from logging under a new regulation.

  • Big groups drop appeal

    A coalition of major environmental groups decides not to appeal Clinton's Option Nine Northwest forest plan.

  • Colorado old growth saved

    The Forest Service spares a stand of Colorado old-growth slated for cutting after pleas from environmentalists.

  • Debt for nature swap

    Conservationists try to save old-growth redwood grove by having government take it for Maxxam's savings and loan debt.

  • Fear of research

    Forest Service caves in to loggers protesting University of Washington study of old growth canopy.

  • First offering of Westside plan is "worst'

    The planned Sugarloaf timber sale in Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest provokes ire among conservationists.

  • Forest activists retrench and grope for support

    Pessimism and anxiety mark the fourth Western Ancient Forest Conference in Ashland, Ore.

  • Grim reading

    Six scientific groups report that the Eastside forests are in terrible shape.

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