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March 30, 1973

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What has happened to High Country News this month is nothing short of miraculous: new subscribers and donations have put High Country News on strong footing.

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Wilderness struggle shapes up
Since the 1930s, the Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area, the Idaho Primitive Area and adjacent lands have been managed to preserve their wild character; now, the Forest Service is required by the 1964 Wilderness Act to recommend to Congress whether these lands should be formally designated as wilderness.
'Squeaky wheel' gets the 'grease'
Many of the sheep ranchers who have been complaining loudest about losses they claim to have suffered from coyotes, according to the National Audubon Society, are those who have been getting the fattest subsidy checks from the federal government.