High Country News December 11, 1995
Hunting in the West faces public relations problems as well as questions about ethical and biological issues.
Warm weather, intern Jenny Emery, corrections and emendations, Research Fund appeal, NewtWatch and us, HCN holiday gathering.
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.
Twelve Cove/Mallard timber-sale protesters are convicted in Moscow, Idaho.
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.
Utah Republican Enid Waldholtz faces a bid for her seat in Congress by Democrat Karen Shepherd, while allegations of financial impropriety embroil her and her husband, Joe Waldholtz.
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.
Environmental journalists are invited to apply for a fellowship year at Harvard.
A radio documentary "Writing the Southwest" features 13 Southwestern authors.
"The Image of the American West in Literature, the Media, and Society" conference is planned for March.
Artist Lester Dore's map of the plumbing of the Colorado Basin is available as a poster.
Courses in Applied Fluvial Geomorphology, Stream Classification and Applications and River Assessment and Monitoring are offered.
The Annenberg Rural Challenge seeks to reform rural schools.
Heard Around the West
Second-rate national parks, "virtual" national parks, not ruthless feds, Barbara Cubin's woes, Catherine Crabill rails against greenies, Arizona Gov. Fife Symington willing to shoot spotted owls, jobs available in Aspen.
A writer muses on the contradictions inherent in his love for the hunt but dislike of killing animals.
Philosopher Ann Causey discusses the ethical question of hunting.
Taxidermist John Stevenson discovers the art and craft of taxidermy.
An excerpt from the classic "Meditations on Hunting" by Mexican writer Jose Ortega y Gasset.
Colorado outfitters call for a restriction on the use of all-terrain vehicles on public lands.
Idahoans argue about banning some forms of bear hunting.
Rancher Milo Hanson tours North America to show off his record-breaking whitetail deer rack.
There are organizations with positions on hunting ranging from one extreme to another.
A list of organizations that hold positions from pro-hunting through neutral to anti-hunting.