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High Country News March 04, 1985

The West as military target


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The West is being drafted

The Navy and Air Force are planning to convert 8,500 square miles of public air space in Nevada into a supersonic jet training area.

A concentration camp was Wyoming's third largest city

During World War II, 11,000 American and Japanese-born men, women and children were detained at Heart Mountain.


Look at the forest as well as the trees

A court decision could force the Forest Service to do comprehensive, cumulative studies on the effects of roads built into roadless areas.


Good dog, bad dog

If dogs were totally incompatible with wilderness living, our ancestors wouldn't have bothered having them around back in the days before concrete and the Gross National Product.

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