High Country News March 06, 1995
Decades of over-logging and fire suppression set the stage for deadly, destructive forest fires throughout the West.
Former firefighter Louise Wagenknecht says the rush at firefighting is as powerful as any drug.
Alaska Republican Don Young, new chairman of the House Resource Committee, denounces environmentalism and offers his own conservative philosophy.
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Activists face arrest for protesting Cove-Mallard timber sale.
Cyanide from a defunct gold mill has contaminated Jan and David Zimmerman's well water.
A Forest Service plan to close roads made by all-terrain vehicles provokes angry reaction from ATV users.
Former Interior Secretary James Watt is indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress and obstructing an investigation of fraud.
The winter influx of snowmobiles into Yellowstone creates problems.
Arches National Park uses pilot program to measure how many people are too many people at Delicate Arch.
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe seeks to harvest troublesome sea lions.
The Supreme Court refuses to overturn Montana's "hunter-harassment" law.
Peter M. Leschak reminisces about firefighting in his book Hellroaring: The Life and Times of a Fire Bum.
The trauma caused by super-hot fires continues long after the flames are put out.
Quotes from Stephen J. Pyne and Bruce Babbitt acknowledge the need to change attitudes toward fire.
A report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration blames Forest Service and BLM "indifference" and "willful safety violations" for deaths of 14 firefighters in Colorado.
Quote from smokejumper Kevin Erickson depicts dramatic scene as fire overcomes 14 firefighters in the South Canyon Fire in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig proposes a bill to give fast-track approval to timber sales in forests at "high risk" for fire danger.
Seeing Yellowstone by snowmobile is understandably entertaining.