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  • A bear book that tames the fear factor

    In Great Wyoming Bear Stories, Tom Reed takes a compassionate and entertaining look at the life, lore and legend of the grizzly bear

  • River turns against a salmon tribe

    The tiny Hoh Indian Reservation on the northwestern coast of Washington is in danger of being washed away by its namesake river

  • How to deal with oil and gas development

    The Oil and Gas Accountability Project has created Oil and Gas at Your Door, a guidebook and Web site for Western landowners confronted by energy development

  • Trout wriggles into a sagebrush rebellion

    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal for bull trout critical habitat along Nevada’s Jarbidge River raises the stakes in the conflict over whether to rebuild an Elko County road

  • For endangered species, survival no longer enough

    Two rulings say the Fish and Wildlife Service needs to take into account endangered species recovery as well as survival when it comes to development

  • Mining research tool debuts on Web

    The Environmental Working Group has a new Web site, "Who owns the West," which gives users a comprehensive look at mining claims on public lands

  • Ancient archaeological secret is revealed

    Archaeologists are thrilled about the state of Utah’s acquisition of Waldo Wilcox’s Range Creek Canyon ranch, site of a thousand-year-old Frement Indian settlement

  • Park police chief canned for candidness

    U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers is reprimanded, and then fired, after she speaks openly about the Park Service’s budget problems

  • National parks pinching pennies

    Former Park Service workers say the agency is being hurt by budget cuts, but that employees are under orders from headquarters to hide the problems

  • Debate rages over firefighting airplanes

    Citing safety concerns, the federal government has canceled contracts for 33 privately owned large air tankers, usually used to fight Western wildfires

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