December 9, 1996
Well-organized and well-heeled, off-road vehicle users constitute a large and powerful group aiming to stake its claim to the West's public lands.
A judge orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review its 1994 decision that the bull trout does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Judge William Dwyer orders Idaho and the EPA to develop clean-up plans for 962 polluted rivers, streams and lakes.
Wyoming's Whiskey Peak, popular with hang-gliders, ranchers, wildlife and others, faces difficult decisions on which roads to close and which to improve for access.
Louisiana-Pacific must pay one of the largest product-liability settlements in U.S. history to customers who bought the company's Inner Seal home siding.
Developers' desire to build two subdivisions on private land within Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area stirs up trouble between landowners and the Forest Service.
Maps from Washington state's Department of Natural Resources wrongly shows no fish living in more than 1,000 miles of streams - and could thereby harm what fish remain when protective corridors are not left beside streams.
The photographs of Eric Paddock in his new book, "Belonging to the West," celebrate the ordinary landscapes that are the heart of the West.
Two books on the Columbia River, Blaine Harden's "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia," and William Dietrich's "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River," are reviewed.
Michael Melius of South Dakota makes jewelry designed to be planted, from the seeds of native grasses and wildflowers.
Salt Lake City environmentalist Dick Carter of Utah Wilderness Association fame founds a new litigation group, The High Uinta Preservation Council.
Forest Service volunteer Earl Monroe uses a skinny little bulldozer to help build trails on Colorado's Western Slope.
Tread Lightly! tries to rein in reckless ORV advertising that glorifies the vehicles ripping up the land.