Items by Tony Davis
Though forest activists have stopped some Oregon timber sales, elsewhere in the state the old growth continues to fall.
After almost a year of ignoring the protesters camped at Oregon's Warner Creek, the Forest Service moves in to make arrests on Aug. 16, 1996.
The controversial salvage logging rider, signed by President Clinton a year ago, has been harassed throughout its short life by loud and growing protest - including civil disobedience.
More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.
Catron County, N.M., the home of the county independence movement, is a study of contrasts - its people heavily dependent on the federal government and its land and rivers dying.
New Mexico State's Range Improvement Task Force has often been accused of being a front for the livestock industry.
Plans for salvage logging on New Mexico's Eagle Peak lead environmentalists to charge that the forest fire there was no accident.
The Gila National Forest's decision authorizing 15 stock tanks on New Mexico's Diamond Bar allotment in a wilderness area is overturned by Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas.
Intense opposition from ranchers and others may settle a federal proposal to reintroduce the endangered Mexican wolf to Arizona and New Mexico.
Catron County, N.M.'s land ordinances survive an environmental lawsuit, but fail to be enforced on the ground.
Residents of New Mexico's North Valley object to the felling of old cottonwoods to make way for a bridge over the Rio Grande designed to ease Albuquerque commuter traffic.
A pipe bomb discovered by hikers in July marks the fourth time a bomb or explosive has been found in the Gila Wilderness in the past 13 months.
Ranchers Kit and Sherry Laney receive what environmentalists call a "paper cut" order to cut cattle numbers on the Diamond Bar Grazing Allotment, but will be allowed to up the numbers after fences and stock tanks are built.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a proposal to bring back the endangered Mexican wolf to southern New Mexico and southwest Arizona.
Arizona's San Pedro River - the Southwest's last natural low-desert river - still faces a number of threats to its survival.
Mescalero Apaches vote to store high-level nuclear waste on the reservation six weeks after first voting against it.
Amid rumors of violence, the Forest Service backs down on its plan to cut the number of Kit and Sherry Laney's cows that graze a wilderness allotment.
The Forest Service is pressured to reverse decision removing most of Kit and Sherry Laney's cattle from the Diamond Bar allotment.
After decades of inaction, the Forest Service suddenly starts to apply the National Environmental Policy Act.
Mescalero Apaches reverse themselves and vote in favor of storing radioactive waste on their New Mexico reservation.
Mescalero Apache Rufina Laws led successful fight to keep a nuclear-waste storage site off the reservation.
In Silver City, New Mexico, wise users and environmentalists clash over listing as endangered the spike dace, loach minnow and Southwestern willow flycatcher.
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