High Country News November 24, 1997
Oregon's Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge seems to be recovering now that cattle have been banned from it - but despite the lush grasses, the antelope are still in decline.
Nevada Test Site protests; Society of Environmental Journalists meet; fall visitors.
After four years, the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant Commission decides to end talks with landowner Zachary Taylor over purchasing the controversial Taylor Ranch in Colorado's San Luis Valley.
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance surprises some by its opposition to the expansion of Utah's Arches National Park.
Babbitt on gambling; Charles Wilkinson's pro-logging; Headwaters protesters; Portland's bikes stolen; Animas La-Plata update; winter in Yellowstone; China Left timber sale; oil/gas industry appeal Mont. ban; Dinosaur Nat'l Mon.; BLM's Mike Austin.
Logging companies target roadless areas in Colorado and southern Wyoming.
Rancher Sharon Jordan helps rally opposition among ranchers and environmentalists to logging planned for Colorado's Grand Mesa.
In complicated congressional wheeling and dealing, a bill to save Yellowstone from mining is held up until some pork is provided for Montana Republican Rick Hill to take home.
Eleven California tribes unite to establish the first Native American-owned park - the new Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Park.
Some say the National Park Service needs to start charging fees for all the filming that is done in the nation's parks and national monuments.
After a fierce wind storm levels parts of Colorado's Routt National Forest, debate begins over whether or not to log the damaged trees.
The Nature Conservancy buys the Dugout Ranch near Utah's Canyonlands to save it from developers.
The possibility that rare lynx may still roam the forests in Colorado's Eagle County leads some to say more development of the area's Vail ski resort should not be permitted.
There are not enough grizzlies left, because there is not enough land given them to roam in these days.
Montana's Bob Love - an "eco-logger" - runs a one-man selective logging business which demonstrates his love for trees.
Heard Around the West
Hunter self-esteem; pseudo-deer vs. poachers; elk overflow in Sequim, Wash.; hired dog for politican; dogs are avenged; guns equal politeness.
Zoologist David Dobkin believes that federal land managers are closing their minds to his scientific research - especially when his research indicts grazing.
Evidence that coyotes are keeping the antelope population down leads some to propose that the coyotes on Oregon's Hart Mountain Refuge should be controlled by killing.