High Country News September 05, 1994
The uncontrolled growth of Western states makes planning essential.
Planning tools used in the West vary greatly from community to community.
Boulder's innovative land use and planning have spawned a few problems of their own.
A Colorado family splits over the decision to sell off their ranch to a golf course developer.
A recent real estate boom tempers one Colorado town's enthusiasm for growth.
Oregon's 21-year-old land-use law survives challenges but Colorado fails to follow its lead.
Some wise-use landowners in Washington are so upset by planning that they're talking about secession.
Wise-use groups resist any attempt to restrict land use.
A well-thought-out strategy will help planners succeed.
Visitors, odds and ends, mistaken identity.
A bill to reform concessions in national parks seems likely to pass.
Mountain goats in Glacier National Park have developed a taste for antifreeze.
Study shows high cancer rates in golf course workers.
Controversy erupts over the possible removal of a subterranean cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns.
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River may prove too expensive, government officials say.
Although found on Smokey Bear's birthday, another burned bear cub will not become a poster bear.
Conservationists object to proposed gigantic "Eco-Challenge Adventure Race" planned for Utah.
Anaconda wants to boost its economy by building a golf course on top of its tailings piles.
Habitat Conservation Plan offers landowners new way to protect endangered species.
A mysterious flu-like disease appears among Colorado River rafters.
Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm believes all growth problems in the West stem from overpopulation.
The growth of tourism can destroy both communities and landscapes.
The history of small towns in the West has always been a cycle of booms and busts.
Resort towns try to stop proliferation of "monster" homes.
One approach to land use is to create private, nonprofit land trusts.
A cautious approach can help a community avoid "takings" lawsuits.
Brief reviews of books and other references for planners.