High Country News December 27, 1993
National Park managers deliberate over whether or not they should charge biotechnical firms for extracting microbes from Yellowstone.
Introduction to the lead stories on Yellowstone National Park, 12/27/93.
Environmentalists and wildlife biologists criticize a Forest Service plan to manage grizzlies in Yellowstone.
Park Service scientists charge that the park suppressed research on grizzlies and elk foraging.
A hunter pleads guilty to poaching elk in Yellowstone National Park.
Wayne County, Utah, can't find a place for its garbage due to tougher federal regulations.
Environmentalists urge Jack Ward Thomas to remove the two top forest managers in the agency's Southwest region.
Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary launches an "openness initiative' that reveals the DOE's sordid past.
The "Spokesman-Review' publishes a series about Forest Service mismanagement in five national forests in the Northwest.
A Wyoming law relaxing mined land reclamation standards could cost the state federal funding and regulatory authority.
Bruce Babbitt elevates the rank of superintendent for several national parks.
The Navajo Nation's logging company is bankrupt and the forestry program is in trouble according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The federal Office of Surface Mining says Colorado underestimated the cost and extent of reclaiming the Mid-Continent mine site near Redstone, Colo.
An artist wants to string 10,000 bras across the Grand Canyon.
Wyoming tries to revive the Sandstone Dam project in order to reserve the state's Colorado River water rights.
A coalition of environmentalists and business owners support Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus' suit to hold dam operators responsible for killing salmon.
Protesters moon a coal-fired narrow-gauge train to protest pollution.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to launch a multistate search for the rare lynx.
Residents of methane-polluted residential areas blame the problem on natural gas companies.
Forest Service Chief Dale Robertson creates an independent law-enforcement branch.
Rep. Pete DeFazio wants the Bonneville Power Administration to turn over its salmon restoration program to a more wildlife-oriented agency.
The Sierra Club joins the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in backing the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife adds the boreal toad and the Rio Grande sucker to the endangered list, and the Mexican spotted owl to the threatened list.
An Interior Department report concludes that many wildlife refuges suffer from neglect.
A public opinion poll shows widespread disapproval of current range policies.
The Independence Mining Co. says the 1872 Mining Law entitles it to double the size of its gold mine north of Elko.
Tourists in Zion National Park may have to park their cars and take a bus if a National Park Service plan is approved.
The Women of the West Museum in Denver will feature women from all economic and ethnic backgrounds.
'Bridging Borders: A Cross-Border Exchange' explores protecting cultural and environmental heritage along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Las Vegas puts the Virgin River at the top of its list for future water supplies, upsetting upstream users.
More poachers take wildlife from Yellowstone.
The National Park Service's plan for grizzly recovery in Yellowstone is summarized.
A National Park Service scientist complains that there are no reliable statistics on grizzly populations in Yellowstone.