High Country News May 01, 1995
The land-grant university system has been challenged and is slowly beginning to change.
Lyle McNeal of Utah State devotes himself to bringing back the Navajo's Churro sheep.
Geneticist Wes Jackson calls modern agriculture a mistake and offers a blueprint for reform.
Kamyar Enshayan fights the industrialization of agriculture often promoted by land-grant colleges.
New Mexico State's Jerry Holechek believes public-lands grazing has to be changed at the roots.
Endangered Species Act, Mary Moran's wedding, Chekhov on conservation.
After decades of inaction, the Forest Service suddenly starts to apply the National Environmental Policy Act.
A memo shows lobbyists wrote most of a bill scaling back the Endangered Species Act.
The Forest Service is pressured to reverse decision removing most of Kit and Sherry Laney's cattle from the Diamond Bar allotment.
Rancher Tom Kelly believes environmentalists may have shot 13 of his cows.
Judge David Ezra lifts injunction that threatened to halt many activities on six Idaho national forests in order to protect salmon habitat.
Lax land-use laws and unscrupulous developers create poor, polluted settlements known as colonias in New Mexico.
Idaho's Lemni County Sheriff Brett Barsalou gets a lot of response, both pro and con, for saying wolf-killing was justified.
Colorado conservationists object to Division of Wildlife's desire to introduce a non-native game bird, the ruffed grouse.
Chad S. Beus is sentenced to jail and fines for poaching a photogenic Yellowstone elk.
Fishery experts say there's no way to eliminate the illegally planted lake trout that are killing native cutthroat in Yellowstone Lake.
Bureau of Reclamation sets new rules to prevent corporate farms from using subsidized water meant for family farms.
An exhibit called "The Last Laugh" displays environmental cartoons from all viewpoints.
Olympic National Park managers propose shooting mountain goats to protect endangered plants damaged by them.
"Always Cry Wolf" symposium is planned for Telluride's MOUNTAINFILM festival.
Defenders of Wildlife extends its wolf recovery fund to Southwest.
Forest Service allows states to regulate bear baiting on national forests.
"Tips on Land & Water Management for Small Farms and Ranches in Montana" is published.
Paul Hirt's book "A Conspiracy of Optimism: Management of the National Forests Since World War II" is reviewed.
Conference on "Finding Common Ground: Gender, Justice and the Environment" is planned.
Heard Around the West
A digest of two weeks' worth of news clips and press releases around the West.
Lyle McNeal tries to improve economic and environmental conditions on the Navajo reservation.
Kamyar Enshayan's views about sustainable agriculture started a four-year "war of memos" on the subject.