September 24, 2001
For 30 years, activists have been working to remove two dams and restore salmon runs on Washington's Elwha River, and now the goal is in sight -- if the money comes through from Congress.
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt pushed collaboration as a way to save the Endangered Species Act, an approach that has helped to strengthen this strong and flexible law.
A rare combination of ideal conditions leads to Idaho's biggest salmon and steelhead runs in 25 years.
New Mexico presents Phelps Dodge with a plan that could cost the company $759 billion to close out and clean up its Chino Mine near Silver City, the state's largest.
Utah's Olympics could be cancelled after terrorist acts; 16,000 acres near Scottsdale, AZ reclassified as open space; Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Basin Superfund suit partly resolved; Lewis & Clark bicentennial; retirement age for firefighters raised.
Sudden oak death, a disease which has killed thousands of native oak trees in Northern California, has appeared in southern Oregon.
Montana greens are worried that recent legislative changes to the state's 1971 Montana Environmental Policy Act will make the law almost impossible to enforce.
The Eagle Creek timber sale in Mount Hood National Forest near Portland, Ore., is a mecca for protesters, but some say the sale is environmentally sound, and the protests are much ado about nothing.
Robert Lundahl's new film, "Unconquering the Last Frontier," explores the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's history with Washington's Elwha River and its salmon.
In his own words, Orville Campbell, who spent 30 years working for the companies that own the Elwha dams, talks about the movement to take down those dams.
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