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Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
State can cut its trees
A federal court in San Francisco rules that timber grown on Washington state lands can be exported.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Do grizzlies need more protection?
A legal battle rages over reclassification of grizzlies from threatened to endangered species.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Fish gotta spawn
The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.
County says Hell, No
County residents say "no' to a proposal to make Hells Canyon a national park .
Troubled waters
The National Parks and Conservation Association warns that water pollution and depletion plague the country's national parks.
Touch the earth
The Belknap Reservation and the WILD Foundation host a conference on indigenous living.
New den for grizzly research
Jackson Hole will become the home of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation's center for bear research.
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.