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    Whiskey Peak: Great air, deteriorating ground

    Wyoming's Whiskey Peak, popular with hang-gliders, ranchers, wildlife and others, faces difficult decisions on which roads to close and which to improve for access.

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    New Mexico environmentalists lease state lands

    In New Mexico, Forest Guardians and the Southwest Environmental Center succeed in winning a bid for a tract of state land on the Rio Puerco River.

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    Ted Turner makes a deal

    Media mogul Ted Turner trades school trust lands for privacy in Montana.

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    BLM fills a hot job

    The BLM appoints Jerry Meredith to manage the newly created, controversial Grand-Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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    Utah counties bulldoze the BLM, Park Service

    Utah county commissioners in San Juan, Garfield and Kane counties bulldoze illegal roads into BLM and Park Service lands, including wilderness study areas and the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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    Colorado voters decide fate of 3 million acres

    Colorado's Amendment 16 would allow state school trust lands to be managed for values other than money - and some fear that would mean harm to Colorado school budgets.

  • Book Reviews

    Two reports set the stage for Sierra Nevada's future

    Reviews of "Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Report" and "Sierra Nevada Wealth Index."

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    Marvel wins a round

    The Idaho Supreme Court rules that the State Land Board erred in granting a grazing lease to a Challis rancher who had been outbid by anti-grazing activist Jon Marvel.

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    State lands: money isn't everything

    Colorado Gov. Roy Romer drafts a ballot initiative to force the state land board to consider long-term stewardship and protection of state-owned lands.

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    Arizona state land opens for conservation

    The new Arizona Preserve Initiative allows conservationists to lease state lands, but only those within a three-mile radius of major cities.

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    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.

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    Rebels without a case

    A U.S. District Court strikes down Nye County, Nevada's ordinance claiming county ownership of all public lands in its borders.

  • Book Reviews

    They did it themselves

    Federal employees and outside experts under the auspices of AFSEEE develop a management plan for the Columbia Basin - a volunteer effort that cost taxpayers nothing.

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    Land Board bias questioned

    Idaho environmentalists fight with the state Land Board over leasing parcels for conservation instead of grazing and win a court victory.

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    Ranchers win again

    Ranchers win state grazing permits in New Mexico after eight of nine competing bids by environmentalists are rejected by the state.

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