Items by Jane Braxton Little
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.
The California Dept. of Fish and Game's decision to poison Lake Davis to kill non-native pike has had dire effects on the nearby town of Portola's water supply and economy.
The Department of Energy plans to ship five loads of nuclear waste from Concord, Calif., to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
"Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future" by John Hart is reviewed by Jane Braxton Little.
California's Mono Lake has been saved from Los Angeles' thirst, but a new local battle is brewing over the water in the lake's streams, and the question of how far to take restoration of the area.
Despite vigorous local protest, the California Department of Fish and Game poisons Lake Davis to eradicate non-native pike.
Determined opponents protest a California fish and game department plan to poison Lake Davis to ride it of non-native northern pike.
The Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery and Economic Stability Act passes in the House, but environmentalists have reservations about the untested logging techniques as well as the favoring of local solutions over some national interests.
Californians protest the Dept. of Fish and Game's plans to poison northern pike in Lake Davis before the voracious fish migrates down the Feather River and destroys the state's commercial sport-fishing industry.
The Quincy Library Group, a much-praised, ground-breaking consensus group in Plumas County, Calif., is now being attacked by environmentalists as its forest management plan reaches the Legislature.
In California, Michela Alioto, granddaughter of former San Francisco mayor Joseph Alioto, offers a green-sounding alternative to Republican incumbent Frank Riggs.
To improve trampled vegetation and watershed in California's Ishi Wilderness, Forest Service officials remove 13 tranquilized bulls by helicopter.
The seventh annual American Forest Congress brought together forest users - and consensus building began to happen.
Fearing potential contamination, Nevada's Washoe County sues to stop explosions of outdated munitions at nearby Sierra Army Depot in California.
- Dale Lockwood on Mule deer in decline, crude oil spills and violence against federal staffers.
- G M Ferguson on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Kathy Dimont on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Rich Schrader on How the West will feel groundwater shortages
- Rich Schrader on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson