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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.
Game farmers corralled
Washington game farmers sue the state Department of Wildlife for restricting game farming.
Disastrous deluge
A flood sweeps mine tailings into Arizona's Gila River.
Three more at Interior
Clinton nominates Brooks B. Yeager, Thomas B. Williams and Kevin J. Sweeney to the Interior Department.
Soon, a Stegner chair
A Stegner endowment will be established soon at Montana State University.
Hurry-up predator control
The Wyoming BLM bucks the ban on killing predators.
Forest team is hard at work
The Clinton "dream team' prepares for the Forest Summit.
Don't breathe the carpet
A lab's tests show that carpet samples are hazardous to mice.
Wagons West
A re-enactment of the Oregon Trail migration of 1843 is planned.
Looking out for petroglyphs
The Park Service offers a series of monument management conferences at Petroglyph National Monument.
How to manage the resource
Utah State University will host conference on: Conflicts in Natural Resource Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns.
Historic powwow
Several Ute tribes will gather for the United Ute Powwow Celebration.
Green at work
Island Press publishes "Green at Work: Finding a Business Career that Works for the Environment'.
Dump Decision in Colorado
Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.
Dollars trail to Colorado
A Conference on western Colorado trails will take place in Grand Junction.
Trawler catches a leviathan
An Oregon fishing boat hooks a submarine.
Too exotic for Wyoming
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department prohibits the introduction of exotic species at a game ranch.
An unconventional appointment
Clinton nominates Daniel Beard as the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Predator control halted
A BLM decision limits predator killing on BLM lands to "emergency control.'