February 5, 1996
Catron County, N.M.'s land ordinances survive an environmental lawsuit, but fail to be enforced on the ground.
New Mexico State's Range Improvement Task Force issues a press release saying the Diamond Bar allotment is not overgrazed, and environmentalists and scientist critics cry "pseudoscience."
Idaho environmentalists fight with the state Land Board over leasing parcels for conservation instead of grazing and win a court victory.
A coalition of sportsmen, ranchers and environmentalists called Montanans for Clean Water puts an initiative on the fall ballot designed to toughen the state's water laws.
Researchers study the elusive wolverine and discover new facts about the animal's range, numbers, social life and sexual behavior.
A coalition of animal rights groups and Indian tribes stops New Mexico from staging buffalo hunts on the decommissioned Army depot Fort Wingate.
Oregon resident Jack Lee Harelson is found guilty of looting an Indian burial cave in Nevada, and pothunter Earl Shumway is sentenced in Utah to six-and-one-half years.
Despite a depressed market, Green Mountain Mining Venture asks the BLM for permission to open the Jackpot uranium mine.
Essayist Ann Ronald and photographer Stephen Trimble celebrate Nevada in the book "Earthtones: A Nevada Album."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife issues a draft propoal that would allow the agency to remove the wolf from the endangered list before environmentalists think it is recovered.
Photographer Carole Gallagher profiles the West's downwinders and atomic veterans in a show and lecture in Denver, Colorado.
The Environmental Working Group publishes a pamphlet describing how a proposed "takings" law in Washington was defeated.
The Forgotten Pollinators Campaign seeks to warn Americans about the decline of honey bees and other pollinators.
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