High Country News April 03, 1995
The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but now new visions are defining the region.
Las Vegas continues to grow and change as tourists, gamblers and workers flock to town.
Two Nevada ranching families are worlds apart in their attitudes toward managing the land.
Environmentalists, irrigators and Indians battle over water in Nevada's Lahontan Valley.
Three tribes, the Pyramid Lake Paiutes, the Fort Mojave Tribe and the Skull Valley Goshutes, follow different paths toward sovereignty and economic development.
The Great Basin is changing from within and becoming a more environmentally enlightened place.
Special issue, corrections, welcome to Nancy Shute.
The Grand Canyon's new general management plan proposes development to accommodate more and more tourists.
U.S. Army decides not to launch missiles from Green River, Utah, and shoot them down over New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.
Scientists worry that a planned underground nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain might someday explode.
Environmentalists try to lease state lands that usually are given to ranchers.
A reintroduced wolf shot by Idaho rancher Gene Hussey did not kill the dead calf it was found with, veterinary pathologists find.
Agents of the Forest Service's Timber Theft Task Force complain they are prevented from doing their job.
U.S. House of Representatives passes a salvage logging bill that would nearly double the timber harvest on national forests.
A controversial "Eco-Challenge" race through Utah's canyon country is approved by the BLM despite much opposition from environmentalists.
"In the Thoreau Tradition III" writers' workshop is set for Missoula, Mont.
"Paradigms in Transition: Natural Resources Management in the New Century" is a public forum in Fort Collins, Colo.
"National Park and Public Land Ecosystems" workshop is planned by University of Utah.
A General Accounting Office report on federal lands acreage reveals conflicting statistics.
A symposium called "Community Values, Change, Growth and Quality of Life" is planned for Glenwood Springs, Colo.
A group called Grandmother's Friends forms to protect Idaho's Grandmother Mountain from logging.
"Trading in the Past: Sandals of the Anasazi" is an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.
Nevada is one of the top 10 states for both biological diversity and vulnerability, scientists say.
Dave Foreman and the Wildlands Project map an ambitious "wilderness vision" for the Great Basin.
Nevada's Great Basin National Park was founded on an uneasy compromise between grazing and preservation.
County Commissioner Dick Carver...
Cecil Garland fights the MX missile.
Activist Bob Fulkerson...
Some Salt Lake residents worry that the world is coming too quickly to their "kingdom."
Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.
Elko has outgrown its image of "the best small town of America."