April 12, 1999
Wildlife trapping - which has a long history in the West - today comes into fierce conflict with environmentalists, animal advocates, and residents upset by the risk traps pose to domestic dogs.
Rafters and environmentalists rejoice because the federal government orders the removal of Ron Pene's controversial gold mine in Utah's Westwater Canyon.
The controversial Battle Mountain gold mine in Okanogan, Wash., is denied a plan of operations because - ironically - the mine fails to meet the requirements of the 1872 Mining Law.
No refuge for prairie dogs in Baca County, CO; Zortman and Landusky gold mines reclamation; pipe bomb for Forest Guardians in Santa Fe; legislation fails to derail Mont. anti-cyanide initiative; judge says Yellowstone broke law in bio-prospecting deal.
An international environmental commission joins the debate on how to protect the San Pedro River in southern Arizona, where rapid growth has increased the pressure on the desert river.
The listing of salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act is forcing communities like Bellevue, Wash., to take action to protect fish habitat.
Despite word from the federal government that bison do not threaten cattle with brucellosis, Montana continues to crack down on stray animals and arrest protesters.
The Idaho Conservation League is furious because a pro-timber industry group has set up a Web site with a very similar name and an opposing message.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, N.M., receives its first truckload of nuclear debris as anti-nuclear activists continue to protest.
Peter Carrels' "Uphill Against Water: The Great Dakota Water War" is a shocking story of how bureaucracy destroyed rural economies and indigenous people, all in the name of progress.
University of Colorado Law School lecture series on "Hot Topics in Natural Resources" April 16 and May 4 on the Boulder campus.
Montana Audubon annual meeting will focus on "Preserving Our Rural Landscape," April 23-25, in Helena.
Arkansas River Basin Water Forum, "A River of Dreams and Realities," will be held April 23-24 in Canon City, Colo.
Desert wildlands activists will discuss grazing reform at the 21st annual Desert Conference, April 29-May 2, in southeastern Oregon.
The High Desert Museum calls for nominations for the 1999 Earle A. Chiles Award for thoughtful management of natural and cultural resources of the High Desert.
A timeline traces the history of animal trapping in the United States from Pre-Columbian days until now.
A profile of Wyoming trapper Tom Lucas offers insight into an old-fashioned but very controversial lifestyle