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High Country News December 12, 1994


Shrink to fit: National Park Service may be downsized and reorganized

National Park Service faces mammoth reorganization.

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The BLM: New faces and new attitudes

New appointees at the BLM reflect a change in the agency.

Drilling in Wyoming

The Forest Service rejects appeal to reduce oil and gas leasing in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Stupid shooting

Vandals use saguaro cactus for target practice near Phoenix.

Foul hunting tactic under attack in the West

Bear baiting faces bans in the West

Mount Usher-in-More

Mount Rushmore plans a huge new parking lot to handle increased visitation.

Owl defenders awarded $1 million

Federal government must pay lawyers who fought for spotted owl protection.

Reprieve for the Uintas

Chevron decides not to drill in the Uinta Mountains.

Another water project is drowned

The controversial Homestake II water project is defeated.

Judge hints that Clinton's forest plan is dead

The Option Nine forest plan may be sent back for revision for more owl and salmon protection.

Noose threatens planning supporter

Planning supporter Ellen Gray receives death threats in Everett, Washington.

Book Reviews

A passion for less

New Road Map Foundation advocates voluntary simplicity.

Fighters for justice

People of Color Environmental Groups 1994-95 Directory lists more than 300 minority grass-roots groups.

Crude awakening

Friends of the Earth accuses the oil industry of waste in Crude Awakening.

War on wheels

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance says off-road vehicles are damaging Utah wildlands.

Pests and pesticides

Pesticides in our Communities suggests safer alternatives to chemical pesticides.

The honeymoon is over

Nonprofit River Network offers advice on saving rivers - and working with the media.

Rocky Mountain Naturalist

Radiant Days: Writings by Enos Mills contains essays by the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."


He felt the earth move when scientists nuked western Colorado

A protester describes the underground explosion of an atomic bomb in western Colorado in 1969.

Related Stories

Parks as cash cows

Concessionaires make huge profits from parks.

For the white and well-to-do

Raising entrance fees may discourage minorities from visiting parks.

A trial run at Glacier

During Gil Lusk's tenure as Glacier's superintendent, he worked hard at communitiy planning.

Who will run the new Park Service?

Reorganization of the Park Service will change the management of individual parks.

An urban park is surrounded by controversy

Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M., faces pressure from the surrounding city.

BLM: The Next Generation

Listed officials of the BLM

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