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  • Go Sell It On The Mountain

    Go Sell It On The Mountain

    For 30 years, local environmentalists have been fighting with Crested Butte’s owners over a proposed controversial expansion of the ski resort.

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

  • Feds to hand wolves to states

    A change in the federal Endangered Species Act will give Idaho and Montana more control over threatened gray wolves, but deny the Nez Perce Tribe a role in wolf management.

  • Tribes ‘buy in’ to restore their river

    Oregon’s Warm Spring Indians become co-owners of the Pelton-Round Butte Dam Complex and hope to restore salmon runs on the Deschutes River

  • Mountain bikers go wild

    Mountain bikers in the Central Oregon Trail Alliance favor creation of a Badlands Wilderness Area near Bend, Ore., even if they can’t ride in it

  • Can skiers and snowmobilers coexist?

    Dutchman Flat outside Bend, Ore., is becoming tense as snowmobilers and backcountry skiers argue over winter recreation

  • Groovers required for Deschutes boaters

    Overnight boaters on the lower Deschutes River in Oregon need to pack out their waste, the BLM says

  • Northwest braces itself for wolves

    Unconfirmed wolf sightings in Oregon are on the rise, and wolf advocates are arguing with ranchers over how to handle the return of the predator packs.

  • Griz numbers a mixed bag

    Federal biologists say the threatened Yellowstone grizzly population is healthy and increasing, but conservationists say the bears still face many long-term risks.

  • Forest supervisor faces down oil drilling

    Kniffy Hamilton, supervisor of Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyo., has issued a draft environmental impact statement that would not allow oil and gas drilling on land near the Gros Ventre Wilderness.

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