December 11, 1995
The anti-environment onslaught of the Republican Congress begins to falter as a backlash makes its presence felt.
The Forest Service is blamed when loggers cut trees within yards of a nest of rare goshawk fledglings, causing them to die.
On Oct. 3, activist Tim Ream began a hunger strike to protest the "logging without laws" salvage rider.
The Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund hopes to prove the salvage sale called Thunderbolt in Idaho's Boise National Forest is "arbitrary and capricious" in one of the first lawsuits against a salvage sale.
Pueblo Bishop Arthur Tafoya agrees with the Catholic Human Development Commission that the Animas-La Plata water project is wasteful and destructive.
The deaths of 342 migrating snow geese in Montana's Berkeley Pit are blamed on the pit's toxicity by environmentalists, although the mine disputes it.
Farmers lead the protest against Battle Mountain Gold Company's open-pit mine in Washington's conservative Okanogan County.
Controversial former Northern Region Forester John Mumma is hired as the director of the currently embattled Colorado Division of Wildlife.
The group 1000 Friends of New Mexico hopes to encourage responsible land-use planning and stop suburban sprawl.
The film "Fire on the Mountain" traces the history of WWII's famous 10th Mountain Division, veterans of which founded ski resorts and became prominent environmentalists and outdoor educators.
"The Image of the American West in Literature, the Media, and Society" conference is planned for March.
Courses in Applied Fluvial Geomorphology, Stream Classification and Applications and River Assessment and Monitoring are offered.
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