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High Country News March 21, 1994

Feature

On the borderline: A bleak, flat, grim, hot, gritty and wondrous desert

United States, Mexico and Tohono O'odham Indians work to preserve the Sonoran Desert.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Locals win awards; intern Roland Giller; correction on Department of Interior address; congratulations to Michael Clark.

News

Canyonlands, Arches are invaded from above

Helicopters a new problem for hikers in Utah.

Grazing plan springs a leak

Proposed grazing reforms include scaled-back fee increases.

Earth First!ers experience Idaho-style justice

Environmentalists receive heavy sentences in Idaho courts.

Three mountain lions killed at Glacier

Cougars' den was too close to people, rangers say.

North Dakota may get a wilderness

North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer endorses portions of Sierra Club plan to establish wilderness.

Chevron drops leases

Chevron USA surrenders oil and gas leases in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Timber companies export logs - and jobs - to Asia

Superior, Montana, fights to close loopholes that allow log exports.

Dial 1/800-CANYON for reservations

Reservation system for park visitors proposed at Grand Canyon National Park.

New Santa Fe mayor says: "This town is not for sale'

Debbie Jaramillo elected Santa Fe's new mayor on promise to rein in development.

Some groups hot, some not

Membership in several big environmental groups drops.

Tree poaching on the rise

High lumber prices lead to increased timber theft.

Book Reviews

Noisy wildlife refuges

Military overflights affect refuge animals, study shows.

Elevating mud to art

Adobe Journal reviewed.

Sun Day

Sun Day festivities planned.

News but no paper

The Green Disk: Paperless Environmental Journal comes on a computer diskette.

A grand intellectual critique

Review of John Ralston Saul's book Voltaire's Bastards.

Hammering out "ecosystem management'

Conference looks at ecosystem-based management in Washington's North Cascades.

Letters

Professionals, not cowboys

BLM employee says Comb Wash editorial was incorrect.

Condos, not cows

Cows are more destructive than development.

Some advice for rural residents

People can help plan for change.

Getting Dombeck was a coup

Bureau of Land Management glad to get Dombeck as acting director.

We pay for cheap aluminum

Aluminum industry pays one-tenth value of electricity.

Related Stories

There's gold, and no controls, in Mexico's hills

Sonoran communities open to mining by foreign companies.

Border doesn't block dirty air and water

North American Free Trade Agreement doesn't include environmental protections.

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