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Dune the Right Thing in Oregon
ORVs may be banned from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Cutting trees for the forest
A conference hosted by Oregon State University focuses on cutting trees to enhance ecosystems.
A Nevada biodiversity center
The University of Nevada will make a Great Basin ecosystem map.
He loves to log
An Idaho school distributes pro-timber propaganda in the form of the cartoon "Timbear'.
Bighorns and tourists
A National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will open in Dubois, Wyoming.
Poaching prehistoric fish
Fossil poachers mar the landscape in a search for a prehistoric fish.
Navajo leader sentenced
Navajo tribal chairman Peter MacDonald is sentenced to 14 years for his role in a riot that left two dead.
Hage confined to home
A judgment on tree-cutting in Toiyabe National Forest lands rancher Wayne Hage in jail.
Bird killing hatches new rule
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department rules that science must be "humane and appropriate' after a songbird strangling near Carlsbad.
Sturgeon listing is imminent
The Kootenai River sturgeon is up for threatened or endangered listing.
Salt caves not licked yet
Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.
Down but not out
The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.
Water and the changing West
A water conference is hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law.
Does Elvis live in Jackson Hole?
A poster's profits will fight plans to return wolves to Yellowstone.
Not another Yellowstone
A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.
Mountainfilm 15
The 15th annual Montainfilm festival begins in Telluride.
Jackson mountain biking
Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.
Hot Glass
The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.
Washington and a gold mine
A moratorium on heap-leaching is sought by the Washington Wilderness Coalition and two other environmental groups.
Trees identified as culprit
An Oregon clearcut destroys fish habitat for cutthroat trout.
A push for reform
Colo. Governor Romer orders a criminal investigation of the Summitville mine disaster.
Utah boosters welcome missiles
The military hears public comment on launching missile tests from Green River, Utah, to White Sands, NM.
Report slams telescope project
A consulting firm's report questions the legality of the observatory at Mt. Graham.
Rio Grande not so
The Rio Grande is labeled the most endangered river by the environmental group American Rivers.
Indians lose an ally
Native Americans say they'll miss South Dakota Governor George Mickelson.
Wilderness developer signs off
Tom Chapman may cease construction of an exclusive subdivision in Colorado's West Elk Wilderness.
County thinks again
Lincoln County, N.M., drops its land swap suit against the BLM.
Faxed memo tells all
A development company mistakenly releases plans to destroy wetlands.
Compromise pleases no one
The Forest Service EIS on new grazing regulations for Idaho's Stanley Basin upsets both ranchers and environmentalists.
Is Babbitt for Badger?
Babbitt will review an oil-drilling proposal near Glacier National Park.