August 30, 1999
In this special issue: city-dwellers' usual support for the Endangered Species Act can be severely tested when an endangered species is found in or near their own backyards.
An introduction to this special issue points out that city-dwellers' usual support for the Endangered Species Act can be severely tested when an endangered species is found in or near their own backyards.
Dove Mountain, a planned mega development near rapidly growing Marana, Ariz., is put on hold when a pair of endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls are sighted, and environmentalists, developers and officials are wrangling about what should happen next.
The recent listing of the Puget Sound chinook salmon as endangered puts the spotlight on "clean, green Seattle," which gets its water from the Cedar River, an important chinook habitat.
The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, near rapidly growing St. George, Utah, was created to protect the endangered desert tortoise, but it is still not clear how the reserve will be managed, or even if it is really protecting the tortoise.
Some Moab, Utah, residents are up in arms about a developer's plans for a new tourist tram with a visitor center, store, restaurant and huge viewing deck at the top of the ride.
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks approves new trapping regulations that critics say offer no real changes and continue to favor trappers.
Horses and riders are being crowded off Western trails by mountain bikers and ORVers, and some have formed the Back Country Horsemen group to fight back.
Canyon Forest Village, a development near the south entrance of the Grand Canyon, has been approved, but some environmentalists plan to appeal the project.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt explains why habitat conservation plans are a great tool for making the Endangered Species Act work.
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