Magazine

August 22, 1994

Feature

Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly
The deaths of two hikers in Utah raise legal and ethical questions about risk and responsibility.

Essays

Mothering a good forest fire isn't easy
Deciding how to handle a forest fire is difficult.
We aimed for Russia and hit the West
The Atomic Energy Commission deliberately lied about radiation dangers to miners and other Westerners.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Energy award, marriages and visits, corrections, Charles Wilkinson

News

Wildlife among the victims of drought
West suffers through sixth year of drought.
Oregon paper clearcuts a tough reporter
Reporter Kathie Durbin resigns from the Oregonian.
Ranchers face competition
Oregon okays bidding agains ranchers for leases on state-owned land.
Cattle kicked off salmon range
To protect spawning salmon, cattle are removed from four Oregon allotments.
Babbitt thrives in crossfire of industry, environmentalists
Bruce Babbitt takes environmentalists' and ranchers' criticism in stride.
'Takings' takes a hit
The Iowa Supreme Court rules that development can be halted when it threatens an ancient Native American burial mound.
Salmon spiral down as allies challenge barging
As a record low number of Snake River salmon return to spawn this summer, some critics decry barging as a solution.
Surprise!
Grizzly maulings in Yellowstone tend to occur when people surprise bears.
Ex-rancher heads Wilderness Society
Ex-rancher Jon Roush is new president of The Wilderness Society.
EPA hands off Superfund tailings to Idaho
EPA agrees to let Idaho environmental authorities clean up tailings in Triumph.
Rancher finds fame expensive
Rancher Marcus Rudnick loses libel lawsuit about criticism of his grazing practices.
Otters bite swimmers
River otters attack four swimmers in two separate incidents.
'Poor man's legacy' may be preserved in Jackson Hole
Historic, photogenic Moulton Barn may be preserved by the National Park Service.

Book Reviews

Wild watching in Nevada
Nevada Wildlife Viewing Guide is published.
A wilderness proposal for Colorado
Conservation groups propose designation of 48 new wilderness areas in Colorado.
New river watchers
The new group Rio Grande Restoration publishes quarterly newsletter.
No new roads
Interior Department proposes new rules for highway-building on public lands.
Incoming
U.S. Army proposes new plan to drop 1-ton missiles in Utah's San Juan County.
From sacred to suburb
The East End Neighborhood Association seeks to buy land sacred to tribes in order to protect it from development.
Whose public lands?
Conference on "who governs the public lands" planned.
The NIMBY factor
Jane Anne Morris writes a handbook for activists called Not In My Back Yard.

Letters