November 11, 1996
Colorado's Animas-La Plata project - the last of the big BuRec projects, and the most mired in controversy - is tackled by opponents and proponents who seek consensus.
The much-maligned praire dog is a more interesting - and more beneficial - animal than most Westerners know.
The National Marine Fisheries Service lists only one West Coast coho salmon population as threatened, but agrees to study two others for six months.
The Forest Service bans jetboats from Hells Canyon for 21 days each summer on a 21-mile stretch of the Snake River.
At a meeting in Eagle, Colo., to discuss the possible reintroduction of wolves to the nearby Flat Tops Wilderness, ranchers denounce and supporters praise the predator.
Bottled water company Crystal Geyser and brewing giant Anheuser-Busch are among those competing for the exceptionally pure water of Olancha, Calif.
The BLM appoints Jerry Meredith to manage the newly created, controversial Grand-Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
Supporters of land-grant status for Indian colleges say education is the key for Native American prosperity.
Bruce Babbitt signs a historic record of decision to manage Glen Canyon Dam in a way that protects the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
The Eugene Register Guard sues the Forest Service for arresting two journalists at a logging protest at Oregon's Warner Creek.
The state of Utah sues Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for trying to "re-inventory" BLM lands for wilderness designation.
The Telluride Ski and Golf Company is allowed to double the size of its skiing area, but must pay a fine and restore 19 acres to wetlands near the resort.
Friends of Pyramid Lake holds essay contest on the discovery of the Nevada lake by explorer John C. Fremont in 1842.
Environmentalists oppose the Forest Service's proposal to allow new oil and gas leases in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
Public-land controversies will spice up the Montana Wilderness Association three-day convention in Bozeman Dec. 6-7.
In Durango, Colo., passions about A-LP still run high - with former Mayor Jeff Morrissey cited by police for harassing two anti-A-LP women.
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