December 28, 1992
It's hard to find prime grassland where you don't see signs of grazing. This is what makes the National Audubon Society's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch near Elgin, Ariz., so valuable.
The battle to save the endangered Snake River salmon from extinction heated up this month, as Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus threatened to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies responsible for salmon recovery plans.
A bitter, five-year congressional fight over the world's first engineered nuclear waste dump has been settled in time-honored fashion: in the back room.
Prodded by stinging internal audits" and the likelihood that Congress will pass a sweeping reform bill in 1993, Bureau of Land Management officials are pushing a new grazing fee policy they hope will resolve the controversy over use of public lands by livestock.