High Country News April 15, 1996
Rancher Sid Goodloe battles pinon-juniper and uses a variety of controversial methods to restore his ranchland in New Mexico.
Ditch burning, Udo Zindel update, mapmaker Louis Jaffe visits, "Code of the West" on line and jailed Bill Chisholm.
The Utah delegation's controversial wilderness proposal for southern Utah is defeated in Congress after a struggle.
The Supreme Court's decision in "Seminole vs. the State of Florida" is a clear victory for states' rights but a muddle for Indian gaming.
The Forest Service rejects an environmental group's high bid on fire-damaged trees and accepts second-highest bid to ensure that the trees are cut.
The Park Service sues Garfield County, Utah, after a road crew repairing the Burr Trail bulldozes a hillside inside the boundaries at Capitol Reef National Park.
Old growth in Oregon's Umpqua National Forest is saved when the Forest Service allows the timber company to exchange one timber sale for another.
Irate locals in Big Horn, Wyo., fight the ambitious golf course and vacation home development plans of Homer Scott Jr.
The valves at Glen Canyon Dam are opened so the Colorado River can once again flood the Grand Canyon - and scientists, river guides, and environmentalists begin to study the results.
Democrats fight Republican anti-environment riders attached to the budget bill as the 1996 budget struggle continues.
The Pew Charitable Trust offers a huge grant to the 50 environmental groups banded together in the Southwest Forest Alliance - and some environmentalists worry that the money may do more harm than good.
University of Denver's Graduate School of Public Affairs will choose a professor to hold the Timothy E. Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy.
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge in New Mexico's Carson Forest will hold three eight-day meditation retreats from August through September for environmental and social activists.
Oregon's devastating floods could be prevented by restoring Willamette River wetlands and woodlands, study says.
Former HCN regional editor Jon Christensen begins a quarterly called "Great Basin News."
Taxpayers pay and managers are rewarded when Forest Service officials in California hand out timber contracts without adequate environmental review.
The Earth First! Rendezvous will take place on Idaho's controversial Cove-Mallard logging area.
The Olympic Watch League (OWL) keeps an environmental eye on the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
The Seattle Audubon Society founds the Washington Wetland Network, or WETNET, to help protect wetlands.
Western university biologists and botanists dispute Goodloe's theories - from several viewpoints.
Heard Around the West
Praying for cold weather, Jesus and fishing permits, wild horse contraceptives, reservoirs help earth rotate, Bigfoot on endangered species list, Northwesterners for more fish use, wrong fish for logo.
A successful one-month voluntary climbing ban, designed to respect Native American religious practices at Wyoming's Devils Tower, provokes a lawsuit from the Mountain States Legal Foundation.