Items by Steve Stuebner

Eagles fly off the endangered species list
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Mollie Beattie wants to reclassify bald eagles from endangered to threatened status.
Environmentalists strike out in Idaho
Pro-environment bills struck down in 1994 Idaho legislative session.
Idaho governor fights for a bombing range
Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus supports new bombing range in Owyhee Canyon.
Hail to the Chief
A profile of Jack Ward Thomas, new chief of the Forest Service.
A timely solution for the Hells Canyon river war
The Forest Service proposes a plan to appease jet-boaters and other river users in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Idaho Gov. Andrus takes on eight dams
Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus sues federal agencies in an attempt to save endangered salmon on the Snake and Columbia rivers.
State of Idaho wants to lead the cleanup drive at Triumph
State struggles to find money to pay for the tailings cleanup at Triumph, Idaho.
Triumph: A great place to grow kids and fish
Profile of Triumph, an Idaho town that could be declared a Superfund site by the EPA.
Triumph, Idaho, to EPA: Get Out
Locals balk at EPA's plan to declare Triumph, Idaho, a Superfund site due to mining waste.
Legislature's anti-green crusade is sidetracked
The state Senate softens House anti-green legislation in Idaho.
BLM may adopt grazing incentive plan
Prodded by stinging internal audits" and the likelihood that Congress will pass a sweeping reform bill in 1993, Bureau of Land Management officials are pushing a new grazing fee policy they hope will resolve the controversy over use of public lands by livestock.
Salmon: Can a new plan save the fish?
The key question in 1992 is whether pro-fish political forces, with the aid of the Endangered Species Act, can change dam operations fast enough, and significantly enough, to save the salmon. Some 95 percent of the juvenile salmon are killed by the dams and reservoirs, but so far, the agencies charged with operating the world's largest hydroelectric system have failed to reverse the decline.
U.S. military plots vast land coups
If the U.S. military has its way, 3.5 million acres in the West -- a vast playground for hikers, sportsmen, arrowhead-collectors, river rats and wildlife -- would be converted into a make-believe war zone.
Are domestic sheep killing bighorn sheep?
A recent outbreak of a deadly disease in Idaho's Salmon River bighorn sheep herd has raised the old issue of whether domestic sheep are to blame.