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  • An unsung army of students maintains our national parks

    The Student Conservation Association has been sending thousands of young volunteers to help maintain national parks since 1957.

  • Getting outside all around the West

    A state-by-state directory describes some of the many outdoor education programs in the West.

  • A small fish takes a big hit

    An irrigation district's water diversion from the Rio Grande in New Mexico wipes out an estimated 70 percent of the endangered silvery minnow population.

  • A sampling of the West's collaborative efforts

    A directory of some Western consensus groups is followed by a bibliography of consensus-building materials.

  • A wet winter misses the Southwest

    Although much of the West had an unusually wet winter, fires are already starting to rage across the dry Southwestern states.

  • Farmers feel burned by clean air regs

    Eastern Washington grass farms are upset by an announced phaseout of the practice of late-summer field burning, after clean air activists complain.

  • Phoenix will try to save desert wash

    Arizona tells the city of Phoenix that it must come up with $25 million to preserve the nearby state-owned Cave Creek Wash.

  • Navajos win round in coal mine war

    Navajos win a court victory against Peabody Coal Company's strip mine on the reservation, citing pollution and desecrated burial sites.

  • Locals sickened by bison slaughter

    Locals object to the killing of 350 bison for brucellosis prevention after they wander into West Yellowstone, Mont., from Yellowstone National Park.

  • Malpractice as usual

    Taxpayers pay and managers are rewarded when Forest Service officials in California hand out timber contracts without adequate environmental review.

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