March 2, 1998
The management of wild horses on Montana's Pryor Mountain's Wild Horse Range is caught between the love Americans have for the animal and the concern some environmentalists have for the impact it has on the land.
The San Rafael Ranch in southern Arizona will be preserved through a conservation easement funded by State Heritage Fund money.
Canada lynx listed; Wayne Taylor Jr. ew Hopi chairman; John Mumma stays with Colo. Div. of Wildlife; Yellowstone's top law officer, Dan Sholly, transferred; judge rejects landfill next to Joshua Tree Nat. Park, Calif.; cows barred from Utah's Comb Wash.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission restricts some high-tech hunting tools and tactics - although not as many as hunter and activist Allen Weinert recommended.
The Mohave Generating Plant in southern Nevada is blamed for much of the air pollution that shrouds Grand Canyon, but the plant's owners say cleaning it up will force the plant to close and lay off Navajo workers.
Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck says there are over 60,000 miles of unmapped "ghost roads" in national forests.
The Department of Energy plans to ship five loads of nuclear waste from Concord, Calif., to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
Sen. Slade Gorton waffles over the removal of one of the two unpopular dams on Washington's Elwha River.
The Forest Service restricts some of the access off-road vehicles have to Idaho's Targhee National Forest.
The 16th Annual Public Interest Law Conference: "Activists and Advocates Demanding Accountability" scheduled for March 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
A report called "Raptors and Climbers" by Kathryn Pyke of the Access Fund offers suggestions on protecting cliff-nesting raptors without banning rock climbing.
The BLM announces that an additional 167,000 acres of western Colorado's roadless public lands are eligible for wilderness status.
Washington State University sets up an advisory board to cooperate on education and research issues with 10 Northwestern tribes.
"Colorado's Wildlife Company," a report from the state Division of Wildlife, offers information for backyard birders.
College students are invited to apply to the 1998 Southwest Earth Studies Program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
- Tom Schweich on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Adam Hannuksela on Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs
- Carol Bartlett on Idaho and BLM flout conservation laws for fallen officers
- John W Stephens on Animas River spill: only the latest in 150 years of pollution
- Mark Bailey on Why is bad science protecting the Lower Snake River dams?