Items by Staff

Timber company fined for political fliers
A timber company is fined for distributing political flyers along with paychecks.
Survey attacks logging
A Forest Service survey reveals eight of ten residents in Montana disapprove of logging practices.
Sierra old growth spared
A Forest Service clearcut ban in California protects old growth and the spotted owl.
Idaho nixes fish farm
A fish farm plan that would have ruined one of the last clean springs on the Snake River is blocked.
Coyote kill protested
ADC shootings from helicopter threaten wolves in Montana.
Yosemite the `model'
A new Yosemite concessionaire bids high to take over commercial business in the park.
Boom town for sale - cheap
A nuclear power company attempts to sell a mining town after the uranium market collapses.
The Rosetta brochure
The EPA publishes a guide to its abbreviations and technical terms.
Hot topic
A conference on fire in parks and wilderness areas is held at the University of Montana.
Bring back the West
A Western Literature Association conference is held in Kansas.
A ridge too far
A Santa Fe ski area wants to expand, despite pressure from the Ski Area Containment Coalition.
A frank discussion
A conference on the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is held
Wild horse wranglers win
Four Western Shoshone ranchers are found not guilty of herding wild horses by helicopter.
Turbulent Mt. Graham
The Mt. Graham telescope project is threatened by wind.
Cities wield clout in Colorado
Agriculture secretary, Edward Madigan, blocks a plan to secure water for fish.
Cheeky protesters cleared
Earth First!ers are cleared of mooning charges.
Aluminum workers and cancer
A study links aluminum production to cancer in factory workers.
Developers in green clothing
Counterfeit green groups are unveiled.
Back to the bushes
Waste disposal problems cause two chalets at Glacier National Park to close.
Utah rejects nuclear dump
Utah rejects a high-level nuclear waste dump slated for San Juan County.
The ban stays
Ranchers want New Mexico State Land Commissioner Jim Baca to lift a ban on killing predators.
Wolves and Colorado
The Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan could include Colorado.
Utah ferrets out reintroduction plan
Biologists hope to release 45 black-footed ferrets in northeastern Utah.
Slipping through BLM cracks
A whistle blower reveals that stray bombs hit public lands in Nevada.
Salmon need to swim
Barging fish around hydroelectric dams doesn't work according to a review panel.
Ill wind at Biosphere 2
Biosphere 2 suffers an oxygen leak.
For the fish
Wyoming dam operations have been altered at the Flaming Gorge Dam to help native fish recovery.
Babbitt in his words
Babbitt speaks out on multiple use policy, the BLM and western water policy.
Interference in environmental programs by political appointees
Excerpts from the House subcommittee staff report reveal details of of Lorraine Mintzmyer's transfer and changes to Yellowstone's "Vision' document.
Western visions
Conference on environment, land use and alternative economic strategies planned in Boulder.