Items by Paul Larmer
The BLM begins fighting back in a last-ditch effort to save grazing reform - and the agency itself - from legislation that would halt reform and turn over public lands to the state.
Washington Republican Sen. Slade Gorton is embarrassed by the disclosure of memos showing his close ties to industry in his attempts to weaken environmental laws.
Even as the Endangered Species Act is upheld in Western courts, lawmakers in Congress work to destroy it.
Delta County resident Lettie Hellman is a proponent of prisons for economic growth and other reasons.
The Delta Correctional Facility was given unrestricted use of 91 acres in the Escalante State Wildlife Area in Colorado.
Small businessman Tom Huerkamp fights the building of prisons in the rural West and looks for other ways to generate an economy.
The Livestock Grazing Act of 1995, introduced by New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Dominici, would kill Bruce Babbitt's grazing reform efforts.
"Cow cops" in Oregon, "White Knight" claims land in Idaho's Nez Perce National Forest, Forest Service employees worry about bombs, timber industry has trouble buying salvage sales it pushed for.
Hopes that a giant spring runoff would help baby Snake River salmon get past dams to the Pacific are killed by the weather and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Hank Fischer of Defenders of Wildlife tries to use communication and consensus-building to save endangered species.
Judge David Ezra lifts injunction that threatened to halt many activities on six Idaho national forests in order to protect salmon habitat.
Senate agrees to suspend environmental laws in order to expediate salvage logging in national forests.
A reintroduced wolf shot by Idaho rancher Gene Hussey did not kill the dead calf it was found with, veterinary pathologists find.
U.S. Army decides not to launch missiles from Green River, Utah, and shoot them down over New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.
U.S. House of Representatives passes a salvage logging bill that would nearly double the timber harvest on national forests.
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig proposes a bill to give fast-track approval to timber sales in forests at "high risk" for fire danger.
Judge rules that six Idaho national forests must cease mining, logging and grazing until effects on salmon are studied.
Environmental lawsuit demands the Forest Service do analyses for 150 grazing allotments on the Beaverhead National Forest.
Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas unveils plan to "reinvent" the agency over the next two years.
- Charles Allen on On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
- Ed Morrow on After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills
- Jake Sigg on Mapping the large-scale loss of natural areas in the West
- L Strader on Trial by fire
- ivonne cassaigne on The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars