High Country News September 02, 1996
The controversial salvage logging rider, signed by President Clinton a year ago, has been harassed throughout its short life by loud and growing protest - including civil disobedience.
A reporter visits the Earth First! encampment near Dixie, Idaho, where protesters have been practicing civil disobedience for five years in an attempt to save the old growth of the controversial Cove-Mallard timber sales.
The radical environmental group Earth First! feels some growing pains as a new and younger generation begins to replace the original activists.
Fires in the West, llamas and more, passing through Paonia, technical difficulties on the Web.
A grizzly and two 16-month-old cubs, sentenced to die for raiding cabins and garbage near Yellowstone National Park, are saved for a zoo by citizens of Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt begins a partial wilderness re-inventory of lands in the Utah Wilderness Coalition's 5.7 million-acre proposal that had not qualified under the BLM's inventory.
Nuclear waste critics got a "Stop the Shipments" initiative on the November ballot, to derail Idaho Gov. Batt's agreement to accept more waste - but some warn the situation is too complex for a simple solution.
Brad Udall creates an on-line political action committee, the New West Network, to help elect environmentalists to Congress.
The Bureau of Reclamation plan to enlarge Arizona's Roosevelt Dam will flood the nesting habitat of endangered Southwestern willow flycatchers.
Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.
A Senate bill that passed in July clears the way for shipping nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain as early as 1998.
An uneasy alliance of local Hispanics and out-of-town environmentalists protests logging on the embattled Taylor Ranch near San Luis, Colo.
At the Republican National Convention, the party completes its transformation from what it originally was - the nationalist party - into what the Democrats originally were - the party of states' rights.
The Forest Service wants to charge an entrance fee for the popular Mount Lemmon recreation area just outside Tucson, Ariz.
The wolves reintroduced in Idaho are thriving, and may reach the recovery goal of 10 breeding pairs before the wolves in Yellowstone.
Heard Around the West
Bikers invade Steamboat Springs, Vail Ski Area expansion, unusual parade in Casper, Wyo., Forest Service bills campers for fire in N.M., stupid tourist remarks, Gov. Gary Johnson thinks there are wolves in N.M., fun things to do at Western Planners Conf.
A chronology of the one-year history of the salvage logging rider shows how swiftly activists organized to fight it, raising opposition that extended to the White House.
After almost a year of ignoring the protesters camped at Oregon's Warner Creek, the Forest Service moves in to make arrests on Aug. 16, 1996.
Scott Ward, a former seasonal Forest Service worker turned protestor, in his own words, describes his conversion.
Jean Lycan, a restaurant-motel owner in Dixie, Idaho, in her own words, describes the community's resentment of the protesters.
Sarah Seeds, in her own words, describes her conversion from political businesswoman to committed full-time activist.
Though forest activists have stopped some Oregon timber sales, elsewhere in the state the old growth continues to fall.
A state-by-state look at some of the West's most controversial timber sales describes what activists are doing to fight them.