Magazine

April 28, 1997

Feature

Christian Evangelicals preach a green gospel
A new breed of green Evangelical Christians seeks to spread the good news of Bible-based environmentalism to their conservative fellow Christians.
Montana minister challenges a racist heresy
An Evangelical Lutheran pastor denounces the racial extremists of the so-called "Christian Identity" movement who have lately flocked to Montana.

Essays

Coyote vigils
A Catholic environmentalist considers coyotes and the Creator during a retreat at a Trappist Monastery in the mountains.

Dear Friends

Dear Friends
Big Sky apology, reader surveys, research fund feedback, extravagant responses to April Fools, the Unabomber, spring intern Emily Miller.

News

Montana train accident derailed a small town
One year after a train derailment spewed chlorine gas and other dangerous chemicals, residents of Alberton, Mont., say their town is unsafe and their health still impaired.
Yellowstone mine swap is in a very deep pit
The New World Mine swap, intended to protect Yellowstone National Park from a gold mine, remains in limbo - partly because almost half of the mineral rights belong to 80-year-old Margaret Reeb, who wants to mine the gold and refuses to negotiate.
Southwest Forest Alliance takes a Hitt
Sam Hitt, a founding member of the Southwest Forest Alliance, is ousted from the group amid complaints about his extremism and refusal to compromise.
Forest supervisor shows Congress some dirty pictures
Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor Bill LeVere faces fierce criticism from Rep. Helen Chenoweth and ranchers for his crackdown on overgrazing, but so far refuses to back down.
States get semi-tough on poachers
Flagrant cases of wildlife poaching inspire new legislation throughout the West to crack down on criminal hunters.
Hopis extend eviction deadline
The April 1 deadline for Navajos still living on Hopi Partitioned Lands in Arizona passes without the feared evictions, but the Hopis say the remaining Navajos still need to sign a lease or leave.
Nevada ranchers win water rights
Nevada's attorney general takes away the BLM's right to hold stock-water rights and says such rights belong solely to ranchers.

Book Reviews

Night of the Living Beanfield
Two lectures, "Night of the Living Beanfield" and "Reading, Writing and Revolution" set for May 1-4 in Breckenridge, Colo.
Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
Spring meeting of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts set for May 1-3 in Colorado Springs.
Wise Use Leadership Conference
Green infiltration of the Christian right is one topic to be discussed at the Wise Use Leadership Conference May 2-4 in Reno/Sparks, Nev.
Transportation partnerships
A symposium, "Transportation Partnerships," will take place May 1-2 in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Wetland Restoration in the Landscape
"Wetland Restoration in the Landscape" is a conference set for May 5-7 in Corvallis, Ore.
Pacific Northwest Environmental Directory
The 1996/97 edition of the Pacific Northwest Environmental Directory is a good resource for job-hunters, researchers, etc.
Wolves will be wolves
Wyoming produces a draft wolf-management plan allowing for six wolf packs to move outside Yellowstone's boundaries.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Cows cause fires; cow-car catastrophe; getting gross w/pukey tobacco in AZ.; John Birch conspiracy mongers in WY.; Moab survives spring break; resourceful lost 8-yr.-old in Arches; invading rattlers and depressed alpacas; "Habitat Drive" near Telluride.

Letters

Related Stories

Evangelicals are coming to the (earth's) rescue
An evangelical pastor, who is also an environmentalist, tries to bring what some see as two conflicting worlds together.
Scriptures
Quotes from Scripture about the environment.