High Country News November 13, 1995
Western forestry schools slowly begin to reflect the changes in modern forestry.
University of Idaho scientists Art Partridge and Jay O'Laughlin bring opposite viewpoints to the question of forest health.
Researchers at Northern Arizona University, led by Wallace Covington and Margaret Moore, try to inject science into the public policy debates over logging.
Oregon State University rejects its one-time advocacy of unsustainable forestry practices and begins to teach new forestry.
The University of Washington's innovative environmental institute and other new forestry programs are clearcut by a conservative dean.
Colorado State University professor Rick Knight pushes hard for change and enjoys the backing of a supportive administration.
Bear in Paonia, research fund, addendum.
President Clinton says the salvage rider to the rescissions bill he signed in July has opened up the wrong forests to logging.
The Forest Service reassigns District Ranger Guy Pence to Boise, Idaho, following two bombings in Carson City, Nev.
Republican "horror stories" about the Endangered Species Act may be backfiring, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the media begin a belated debunking of them.
The Shoshone-Bannock and environmentalists protest the train shipment of high-level nuclear wastes bound for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
Problems plague all the Western sites under consideration for nuclear waste burial.
"Measuring Change in Rural Communities" by economist Ray Rasker is a workbook to help changing communities understand themselves.
"Testimony," a collection of essays and poems by 20 Western writers, hopes to influence legislators to save Utah wilderness.
The Environmental Organizing Semester will train both activists and scholars.
"Defending the Desert: Conserving Biodiversity on BLM Lands in the Southwest" by the Environmental Defense Fund is reviewed.
Congressional Green Sheets' "The Environment and Energy Weekly Bulletin" is reviewed.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation advises against feeding wildlife in winter.
"Snake: The River Between Us" conference is planned for Boise.
A survey by the Merck Family Fund shows that Americans want to simplify their lives but don't know how.
Colorado Open Lands works to preserve undeveloped land in the states.
Heard Around the West
Nike ads, MTV in Utah, toll attendants on Navajo lands, French tourists in Utah, DIA woes, cows in suburbia, freon in Arizona.
Faced with federal budget cuts, forestry schools learn to fund research through other sources and to collaborate with other scientists.
The University of Idaho's Art Partridge believes that the forest health crisis is a fraud.
Jay O'Laughlin, director of the University of Idaho's Policy Analysis Group, denies the charges of industry bias leveled against his group.
Aquatic biologist Steve Ralph recalls how he directed a new stream-research program for the University of Washington - until timber industry scientists objected and the project was cancelled.
Two examples from "Facts About the Endangered Species Act" describe both the "horror story" allegations and the actual facts found by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.