High Country News June 10, 2002
With 15 runs of salmon federally listed as threatened or endangered, a conservation group, Long Live the Kings, hopes hatchery reform can help save wild stocks of fish.
Associate editor Rebecca Clarren plans to move back to the Northwest; books from Island Press; Chip Giller's on-line magazine, "Grist"; HCN's upcoming potluck at Park City, Utah; Albuquerque cemetery.
Writers on the Range
The writer warns readers to be wary of organizations' names, which can be deceiving as to their missions.
The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.
Boise, Idaho, open space; BLM to auction cattle near Elko, Nev.; DOJ intervenes in W.R. Grace's asbestos disaster bankruptcy in Libby, MT; ATV trail in Utah to be named after Rep. Jim Hansen.
Controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk has developed into a major problem for Department of Wildlife officials in Colorado, with critics appalled at the agency's slaughter of the animals.
The Duwamish Tribe, seeking federal recognition, has been rebuked by the Bush administration, due to a technical glitch in paper work by the outgoing Bureau of Indian Affairs director.
Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles is accused by environmentalists of conflict of interest in his encouragement of coalbed-methane drilling in the Powder River Basin.
In its attempt to eradicate cheatgrass in Idaho, the BLM contaminated crops with the herbicide, Oust, which led to a lawsuit stopping the spraying, while the weed continues to spread.
An essay from the author's book, "The Desert Cries," in which he tours Antelope Canyon, where a flood once took the lives of hikers.
Heard Around the West
Drought in Colorado; cows on waterbeds in Oregon; citizen remedies LA freeway sign; Casper police officer places lost gun ad; Univ. of Ariz. president won't let grads toss tortillas; doggie powwow Jackson, WY; Libertarian candidate Steve Gothard fears Was
A brief explanation of the life and reproductive cycles of a salmon.
Indian tribes use hatchery reform methods to train hatchery fish to behave like wild salmon.