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  • Victory in Idaho: Canyon lovers defeat the military

    A coalition of canyon lovers defeats the U.S. Air Force in Idaho's Owyhee Canyon.

  • Grazing foes float a buyout

    Anti-grazing groups are trying to convince Congress to buy out ranchers' grazing allotments on public land, but resistance on the part of permit holders may stop the effort.

  • Raising a stink

    When the dairy industry invades rural Idaho, communities face the dilemma of what to do with the waste cows produce. The huge dairy operations are contaminating local air and water.

  • BLM director forced to resign

    Martha Hahn is forced out of her job as Idaho state director of the BLM, largely because she backed grazing cutbacks in the Owyhee Mountains.

  • Global market squeezes sheep ranchers

    Foreign competition, low prices and increasing labor costs have sent the U.S. sheep industry into a decline that is felt especially in Idaho.

  • Idaho reaches for control of the ESA

    Idaho's new Office of Species Conservation is supposed to oversee endangered species recovery in the state, but some fear the office and its first director, Jim Caswell, will be more concerned about industry's needs than wildlife.

  • A quick resource guide for teachers of thewild

    A list gives some of the resources environmental educators can find on the Internet.

  • Science teachers go local

    Jeff Mitchell in Philomath, Ore., and Clinton Kennedy in McCall, Idaho, are two teachers who have found creative ways to teach environmental studies in the conservative West.

  • How green is this Tree?

    Some critics say that Project Learning Tree, one of the most popular environmental education programs, is too biased toward the timber industry which helps to underwrite it.

  • Teach the children well

    In the West's public schools, corporations and conservationists quietly compete to control what students will learn in the largely unregulated field of environmental education.

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