March 4, 1996
The Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show in Tucson highlights the growing controversy over who has the right to valuable fossils found on public lands.
After 17 years, the Utah Wilderness Association closes its doors because of staff departures and financial troubles.
Plans for salvage logging on New Mexico's Eagle Peak lead environmentalists to charge that the forest fire there was no accident.
Oakley, Utah adopts a development code with a "right to farm provision" in an attempt to preserve its rural way of life.
Members of the countercultural Rainbow Family say the Forest Service's new permit requirement threatens their annual gatherings.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes refuse to let the Yellowstone Pipe Line Co. run a petroleum pipeline across the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
The Gila National Forest's decision authorizing 15 stock tanks on New Mexico's Diamond Bar allotment in a wilderness area is overturned by Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas.
John Talbott, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is caught fishing without a license - and then caught forging a license.
Utah's Tooele County revokes its approval of a plan to incinerate chemical weapons at the Tooele Army Depot.
Fearing potential contamination, Nevada's Washoe County sues to stop explosions of outdated munitions at nearby Sierra Army Depot in California.
Tom Huerkamp and Bob Morris plan to sue the State of Colorado for illegally building a prison in a state wildlife area.
Environmentalists say manmade causes such as logging and road-building contributed to flooding and landslides in the Northwest during a wet winter.
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Tom McCall on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought