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  • Will logging save the spotted owl?

    In Oregon, a plan to selectively log the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests is supposed to improve habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl, but conservationists have their doubts.

  • State to coyote hunters: Let the games begin

    Conservationists say Salt Lake City's nomination of a cartoon coyote as mascot to the 2002 Winter Olympics is hypocritical, given Utah's coyote-killing bounty program.

  • An agency in need of refuge?

    Some say the National Wildlife Refuge System is being neglected and perhaps should be split off from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Land trust becomes green developer

    In Washington, the Trust for Public Land has worked out a tentative plan to preserve 1,020 acres along the Methow River, long sought by developers.

  • Farmers asked to ante up for salmon

    In Washington's Methow Valley, irrigators are up in arms over the National Marine Fisheries Service claim that leaky ditches take too much water and kill endangered salmon.

  • The latest bounce

    Bonneville Power may scrap salmon recovery; killing hatchery salmon in WA; oil companies may drill in Rockies; "Operation Crossroads" tackles illegal immigrants. Idaho officials accused of ignoring INEEL's air and waste violations.

  • 'Zero-Cow' initiative splits Sierra Club

    A proposed Sierra Club initiative to end all public-lands logging reveals the distance between urban environmentalists and their rural counterparts in places like northern New Mexico, where poor Hispanics rely on grazing small herds.

  • The power of love, and its opposite

    Activists should be worried because President George W. Bush is surrounded by people who scorn and disdain environmentalism.

  • A new plan frames the Sierra Nevada

    The Forest Service has released its final plan for 11 national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, but the timber industry is already planning to appeal the Sierra Framework.

  • Park photo contest comes with corporate baggage

    Watchdog groups are worried that a Park Service photo contest, organized and sponsored by Kodak, sets a bad precedent of corporate entanglement with national parks.

  • Legal woes for Legacy Parkway

    A coalition of environmentalists and smart-growth advocates, including Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, has filed lawsuits to stop construction of the Legacy Parkway along Utah's Wasatch Front near the Great Salt Lake.

  • Owl things considered

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 4.6 billion acres in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah as critical habitat for the Mexican spotted owl, but the Center for Biological Diversity says that is not enough and plans to sue.

  • Chinook tribe recognized

    At long last, the Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizes the existence of the Chinook Tribe.

  • Bombs make way for 'burbs

    Denver-area developers are eager to get their hands on the Front Range land preserved on the former Lowry Bombing Range.

  • Silence of the clams

    Scientists counting clams on the Colorado River Delta say the region has lost 95 percent of its biological richness since Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

  • Anglers fish for solutions

    Anglers and biologists warn that cutthroat trout and bald eagles on the South Fork of the Snake River are threatened when the water is saved behind dams for summer irrigators.

  • Coyote killing continues

    The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved a nine-year coyote-killing experiment in western Colorado.

  • Critics rail against expansion project

    Indians, ranchers and conservationists are fighting a plan by Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad to construct almost 300 miles of new track to haul coal in South Dakota and Wyoming.

  • The latest bounce

    User-fee protester faces prosecution; Utah state Sen. Terry Spencer proposes four bills to stop nuclear waste storage on Goshute Reservation; Hopi tribe may be allowed to take eaglets; electric cars encouraged in California.

  • Bush hits the brakes

    Right after taking office, Pres. Bush put a freeze on Clinton's last new regulations -- the USFS's roadless plan, Mexican owl critical habitat, and other environmental rules -- giving the new administration time to review and maybe overturn them.

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