February 26, 2001
In Idaho, the Nez Perce have become the first tribe to oversee the statewide recovery of an endangered species, the gray wolf, an experience that is energizing the tribe's own political and spiritual recovery.
A proposed Sierra Club initiative to end all public-lands logging reveals the distance between urban environmentalists and their rural counterparts in places like northern New Mexico, where poor Hispanics rely on grazing small herds.
Bonneville Power may scrap salmon recovery; killing hatchery salmon in WA; oil companies may drill in Rockies; "Operation Crossroads" tackles illegal immigrants. Idaho officials accused of ignoring INEEL's air and waste violations.
In Washington's Methow Valley, irrigators are up in arms over the National Marine Fisheries Service claim that leaky ditches take too much water and kill endangered salmon.
In Washington, the Trust for Public Land has worked out a tentative plan to preserve 1,020 acres along the Methow River, long sought by developers.
The Nez Perce tribe's success in wolf recovery is one of many stories of successful and innovative wildlife management by Indian tribes.
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