Items by Laurel Jones
London-based Sustainable Forestry Management will get carbon dioxide emissions credits for funding the Flathead Indian Reservation's work replanting ponderosa pines on 250 burned acres of the Montana reservation.
A new Web site created by the Oakland, Calif., nonprofit Environmental Defense gathers information about environmental and health dangers in any community in the U.S.
Almost entirely student-run, Western Washington University's environmental magazine, "The Planet," uses local and regional stories to address national issues.
In his newly revised edition of "Dictionary of the American West," Win Blevins explores the lingoes of many different Western subcultures in an entertaining manner.
Critics warn that plans to drill for natural gas may harm New Mexico's remote Otero Mesa and the biological integrity of its Chihuahuan Desert grasslands.
The brief essays gathered in Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony offer passionate arguments against drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Jessica Sherwood's Feet First Program seeks to fight Colorado sprawl and traffic by introducing schoolchildren to the idea of alternative transportation.
The government's General Accounting Office criticizes the $1.6 billion National Fire Plan approved by Congress last September.
Four-wheel-drive recreationists protest the Forest Service's new $5 per vehicle fee to enter Canyon Creek near Ouray, Colorado.
The Colorado Wildlife Commission decides not to allow live-cage trapping and shooting seasons for the swift fox, pine marten and opossum.
The EPA has taken Idaho rancher John Simpson to court for clearing debris and beaver dams out of a channel of the Salmon River, although endangered salmon have since spawned in the channel, complicating the issue.
A bill before Congress will grant citizenship to Tohono O'odham Indians, whose traditional land is divided by the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Pueblo of Zuni has built a state-of-the-art aviary for disabled and domesticated golden eagles, which will provide the feathers the tribe needs for cultural and religious purposes.
Crow Indians fear that rock art will be opened up to vandalism if Anschutz Exploration Co. drills an exploratory oil well and upgrades an access road in Montana's Weatherman Draw.
The Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes on the Fort Belknap reservation in Montana are split on the Montana Air National Guard's proposal to drop dummy bombs on tribal trust land.
- Jim Scarborough on Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone?
- on Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
- Chase Gunnell on Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone?
- Arnold Weissberg on Ranch Diaries: Building community in the middle of nowhere
- Steve Snyder on Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day