High Country News September 04, 1995
The increase in numbers of tourists drawn to the canyon country by guidebooks and magazines raises questions about exploiting and overusing a fragile landscape.
Suddenly, late summer; feedback, pro and con; black smokejumpers in World War II.
High Country News plans its 25th anniversary celebration in Lander, Wyoming.
The Flathead forestry project draws environmentalists and loggers together to try to create a sustainable forestry in Montana.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt launches the first phase of his grazing reform in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Notorious pothunter Earl Shumway is convicted of looting Anasazi burial sites in Utah.
Drastic budget cuts planned by a Republican Congress may have a dramatic effect on the environment.
The rescissions bill signed by President Clinton calls for huge amounts of salvage timber to be cut.
The Navajo Nation fires remaining workers at its defunct sawmill and bails out Navajo forest products housing.
A bill introduced by Rep. Jim Hansen of Utah could allow roads to be bulldozed across national parks and wilderness areas.
The privately owned Grizzly Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont., buys a 10-member wolf pack for tourists to see.
The Forest Service proposes changes in the National Forest Management Act which environmentalists worry will weaken an important law.
Federal Judge Carl Muecke orders 11 national forests in Arizona and New Mexico to halt all logging until their forest plans adequately protect the Mexican spotted owl.
Forest Service employees in the West suffer bombs and beatings in several incidents.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife conducts studies of bear-people encounters.
Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns wants to cut wolf-reintroduction budgets and use the money for whirling disease research.
The Ash Grove Cement Company changes its mind about burning hazardous waste after citizens object.
The Vital Ground Foundation in Montana seeks to protect grizzly bear habitat.
The Clinton administration sets a new policy that uses more controlled and prescribed burns in forest management.
The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act would designate 20 million acres of new wilderness and in the process create thousands of jobs.
"Getting the Word Out in the Fight to Save the Earth" by Richard Beamish and "Let the World Know: Make Your Cause News" by Jason Salzman are reviewed.
The Rogue River Roundup in Medford, Ore., will be the Northwest's first cowboy poetry gathering.
"Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's 1864 Northern Pacific Land Grant" by Derrick Johnson, George Draffan and John Osborn is reviewed.
Heard Around the West
Greens spend little time in sports, Shirley MacLaine bucks karma, Utah Rep. Jim Hansen turns chicken, Lake Powell is full of s--, blimps over Grand Canyon, former Idaho Sen. James McClure lobbies for ESA, SUWA accused of overreacting, Navajos' blue jeans
Critics say outdoor magazines such as "Outside" and "Backpacker" exploit the wild places they write about.
A list of groups that teach wilderness-users to go "light on the land."
The removal of a lone cow from Utah's Chimney Canyon cost reams of paperwork, road-building and human effort.
An upcoming trial will decide whether the Park Service was responsible for the deaths of two men in Kolob Canyon July 15, 1993.
Increased tourism on BLM lands forces the agency to rethink its management plans.