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High Country News April 03, 1995


The Great Basin: America's wasteland seeks a new

The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but now new visions are defining the region.

Learning from Las Vegas

Las Vegas continues to grow and change as tourists, gamblers and workers flock to town.

A tale of two ranches

Two Nevada ranching families are worlds apart in their attitudes toward managing the land.

No final solutions for farmers

Environmentalists, irrigators and Indians battle over water in Nevada's Lahontan Valley.

Surprises of Sovereignty

Three tribes, the Pyramid Lake Paiutes, the Fort Mojave Tribe and the Skull Valley Goshutes, follow different paths toward sovereignty and economic development.

At home in the wasteland

The Great Basin is changing from within and becoming a more environmentally enlightened place.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Special issue, corrections, welcome to Nancy Shute.


Pack "em in, Park Service suggests

The Grand Canyon's new general management plan proposes development to accommodate more and more tourists.

Utah escapes missiles

U.S. Army decides not to launch missiles from Green River, Utah, and shoot them down over New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.

Blow-up over nuclear dump

Scientists worry that a planned underground nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain might someday explode.

Unranchers get competitive

Environmentalists try to lease state lands that usually are given to ranchers.

The wolf wasn't guilty

A reintroduced wolf shot by Idaho rancher Gene Hussey did not kill the dead calf it was found with, veterinary pathologists find.

Timber theft detectives feel a chill

Agents of the Forest Service's Timber Theft Task Force complain they are prevented from doing their job.

Congress pushes unfettered salvage logging

U.S. House of Representatives passes a salvage logging bill that would nearly double the timber harvest on national forests.

Book Reviews

BLM accepts eco-challenge

A controversial "Eco-Challenge" race through Utah's canyon country is approved by the BLM despite much opposition from environmentalists.

Writing after Thoreau

"In the Thoreau Tradition III" writers' workshop is set for Missoula, Mont.

Doctoring the land

"Paradigms in Transition: Natural Resources Management in the New Century" is a public forum in Fort Collins, Colo.

Fragmented ecosystems workshop

"National Park and Public Land Ecosystems" workshop is planned by University of Utah.

Are the feds land-grabbers?

A General Accounting Office report on federal lands acreage reveals conflicting statistics.

Little town blues

A symposium called "Community Values, Change, Growth and Quality of Life" is planned for Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Love your grandmother

A group called Grandmother's Friends forms to protect Idaho's Grandmother Mountain from logging.

In their footprints

"Trading in the Past: Sandals of the Anasazi" is an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Related Stories

Scientists search for biological treasures

Nevada is one of the top 10 states for both biological diversity and vulnerability, scientists say.

Dave Foreman sparks wilderness drive

Dave Foreman and the Wildlands Project map an ambitious "wilderness vision" for the Great Basin.

A bitter rancher and a failed compromise

Nevada's Great Basin National Park was founded on an uneasy compromise between grazing and preservation.

County commissioner courts bloodshed

County Commissioner Dick Carver...

Folk hero has a pure white vision

Cecil Garland fights the MX missile.

Activist seeks a green, just Nevada

Activist Bob Fulkerson...

Salt Lake City: Is this still the place?

Some Salt Lake residents worry that the world is coming too quickly to their "kingdom."

Reno turns back to the river

Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.

Elko is halfway home

Elko has outgrown its image of "the best small town of America."

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