Items by Verne Huser

Showing the West the way
The Northwest Power Planning Council balances the giant, pro-kilowatt Bonneville Power Administration, and may serve as a model for the West in its search for a regional way to deal with resource questions now dominated by the federal government.
A look at the spill
The same day that Verne Huser was appointed executive director of the Utah Environmental Center, a 16-inch oil pipeline ruptured, spilling oil into the San Juan River.
Predator control in Oregon
Analysis of the Oregon Game Commission's proposed plan for predator management.
Save the Minam!
Conservationists in northeastern Oregon are rallying behind legislation that would grant wilderness status to the Minam River area adjacent to the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Predator control - a review
A discussion of techniques used to poison coyotes, including Compound 1080 and M-44, a device that fires a cyanide capsule into the mouth of curious animals. Part three in a series on predator control.
Predator control - the Cain Report
A summary of the 15 recommendations made by a federal advisory committee on predator control. Part two in a series on predator control.
Predator control in the decade of the environment
An overview of changing attitudes toward the predator control measures taken by ranchers and other users of public land. Part one in a series about predator control.
Floating Western rivers
Dozen's of the West's rivers, big and small, are getting more and more traffic, both commercial and private. The first in a multi-article series exploring Hell's Canyon of the Snake River and more.
Floating Western rivers
The author floats Idaho's Salmon River -- also called the River of No Return. Part four in a multi-article series about floating the West's rivers.
Floating Western rivers
The author floats the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River: "As we would approach a rapid, even a minor one, we would all grow apprehensive ..." Part two in a multi-article series on floating the West's rivers.
Predator control in Wyoming
There is no doubt that predators kill livestock and wildlife. But more and more people are questioning their right to indiscriminately kill predators -- by poisoning or otherwise -- on public land. Part five in a series on predator control in Wyoming.
Predator control in Wyoming
A discussion of the hunting habits of coyotes and wolves as they relate to both wildlife and livestock. Part four in a multi-article series on predator control on Wyoming.
Predator control in Wyoming
Part two -- "Of eagles and old wives tales" -- in a multi-article series on predator control in Wyoming. Even though bald and golden eagles are protected by federal law, many ranchers insist on killing these birds out of fears that they kill livestock.
Predator control in Wyoming
An overview of county, state and federal predator control programs in Wyoming. Part one -- "Of predators and poisons" -- of a multi-article series on predator control in Wyoming.