High Country News January 25, 1993
Several Interior Department agencies are profiled, including the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the BLM, the Bureau of Reclamation and many others.
Bruce Babbitt will manage a fragmented and dysfunctional Department of the Interior.
A Bush administration conspiracy destroys a plan for environmental protection in Yellowstone and costs a Park Service official her job.
Babbitt wins as Secretary of the Interior by a narrow margin.
Transfers among Forest Service employees from several Idaho national forests are political, employees say.
According to th EPA, bonds from the Summitville Consolidated Mining Co. don't cover hazardous waste cleanup costs.
A Colorado Division of Wildlife study will count black bears on Black Mesa.
The National Weather Service reports that precipitation is above normal in Utah and Arizona.
A housing development blocks access to Arizona's Coronado National Forest.
A rancher decides to preserve land by selling it to the Bureau of Land Management rather than selling out to developers.
An Animal Damage Control plan to use M-44s to poison animals is under fire in Wyoming.
Four species of Snake River snails and a limpets are now under Endangered Species Act Protection.
The FAA agrees to strictly enforce flight-free zones over the Grand Canyon.
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 helps nab a pot hunter.
The Washington Public Power Supply System is too expensive, says the Bonneville Power Administration.
A review of "Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Track and Sign', by Paul Rezendes.
Public forums discussing the seven year drought will be hosted by the Nevada Water Resources Association.
Silverton will host another avalanche training course.
The forest-watchdog group, Gold Creek Resources Protection Association, wins its first battle in a timber fight against the Burnt Bridge Timber Sale.
'Making A Change: A Student Guide to Social Change Internships in the Northern Rockies', describes internships in the west.
A theater troupe will perform "biologically explicit' musical comedy.
The book "Seeds of Change' examines massive agricultural changes arising from contact between the continents.
Conference on environment, land use and alternative economic strategies planned in Boulder.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is slow to confirm wolf sightings, which could affect wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone.
Introduction to : Babbitt in his own words
Excerpts from the House subcommittee staff report reveal details of of Lorraine Mintzmyer's transfer and changes to Yellowstone's "Vision' document.
Babbitt speaks out on multiple use policy, the BLM and western water policy.
The former Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, speculates on Babbitt's effect on the agency.
Senior BLM director, Bob Moore, gives his opinion on appointees and career people.