September 4, 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.
The second annual meeting of the Sierra Nevada Alliance attracts activists including David Brower and Andrea Lawrence.
The destruction of the Big Wild in Idaho's Greater Salmon-Selway ecosystem by logging moves the author to rage and grief.
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.
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.
Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns wants to cut wolf-reintroduction budgets and use the money for whirling disease research.
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.
Critics say outdoor magazines such as "Outside" and "Backpacker" exploit the wild places they write about.
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.
- Frank matyus on Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
- William Bryan on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change