The Forest Service has announced a major overhaul of the
forest planning process that some fear may cut out both
environmental oversight and public involvement, and lead to even
more legal gridlock.
New Mexico and the Navajo Nation tackle cattle rustling;
details of Vice President Dick Cheney’s Energy Plan
won’t be released; "anaerobic digester" in the works to clean
up hog-farm waste; Imperial Valley farmers refuse to sell water to
San Diego, Calif.
Unconfirmed wolf sightings in Oregon are on the rise, and
wolf advocates are arguing with ranchers over how to handle the
return of the predator packs.
"Wolf No. 253," from the Druid Peak Pack in
Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, is caught far from home when he
steps into a leghold coyote trap, 30 miles northeast of Salt Lake
The new superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in
Jensen, Utah, plans to cut nine positions in the paleontology
department and hand over future scientific work to private
contractors, much to the outrage of the scientific
To celebrate its purchase and renovation of the historic
Roxy Theater in Missoula, Mont., the International Wildlife Film
Festival is displaying 300 hand-painted ceramic tiles by artist
Melanie Jeffs, each representing a donation.
Montana Audubon has written an eight-page guide to flood
preparation, called Go With the Flow: Streams and Bank