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Special issue: An alternative to the bumpersticker approach to grazing March 23, 1992

Special issue: An alternative to the bumpersticker approach to grazing

HCN editor Ed Marston says: The dozen or so articles in this issue came out of two visits to the high desert country of southeastern Oregon in summer and fall 1991. I went there convinced that, perhaps over the medium term, public-land ranching was doomed."

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Salmon: Can a new plan save the fish? March 09, 1992

Salmon: Can a new plan save the fish?

The key question in 1992 is whether pro-fish political forces, with the aid of the Endangered Species Act, can change dam operations fast enough, and significantly enough, to save the salmon.

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Sagebrush Rebellion II: Some rural counties seek to influence federal land use February 24, 1992

Sagebrush Rebellion II: Some rural counties seek to influence federal land use

The assumption underlying new county ordinances is that grazing permits are the "intangible" property of the permittee. Federal agencies, meanwhile, insist that grazing permits have always been a privilege, not a right.

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David Love: His warnings about selenium in Wyoming aren't new February 10, 1992

David Love: His warnings about selenium in Wyoming aren't new

... but the trouble is few want to hear that thousands of acres are poisonous to plants, cows and people.

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Nuclear Waste: In 10,000 years, how will we say 'Keep Out'? January 27, 1992

Nuclear Waste: In 10,000 years, how will we say 'Keep Out'?

Apaches split over nuclear waste, the government seeks radiation warnings that will endure the test of time, and more.

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Animal rights group takes aim at hunters December 30, 1991

Animal rights group takes aim at hunters

An animal-rights activist has wounded or killed hunts for black bears in California and Colorado, grizzly bears and buffalo in Montana, and elk in Arizona, and has his sights set on other hunts in the West.

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Are the bison coming? December 16, 1991

Are the bison coming?

Frank and Deborah Popper see themselves as carrying a timely, well-meant warning to the Great Plains. But most Great Plains residents see the two New Jersey academics as alarmists, and their Buffalo Commons idea as malicious.

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The public gets a chance to revamp dams built 50 years ago December 02, 1991

The public gets a chance to revamp dams built 50 years ago

Native Americans are in the best position to alter the way dams are operated as developers ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to renew licenses for 170 of the nation's oldest hydropower projects.

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A passive town in Utah awaits its fate November 18, 1991

A passive town in Utah awaits its fate

Overwhelmed by the current wave of tourism, federal administrators of the public land surrounding Moab say they are unprepared to handle the environmental impacts of off-trail biking, four-wheeling and unregulated camping.

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Mining law is no longer a sacred cow November 04, 1991

Mining law is no longer a sacred cow

Congress could consider comprehensive reforms to the 1872 Mining Law for the first time since the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920.

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Sting uncovers eagle-killers October 21, 1991

Sting uncovers eagle-killers

Working undercover, agents bought an array of illegal poisons, learned how to lace carcasses with them, and visited ranches where deadly baits were left for predators.

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Two say politics rules their agencies October 07, 1991

Two say politics rules their agencies

John Mumma came alone to a packed subcommittee hearing Sept. 24 to denounce the agency that -- for three decades -- he put above family and friends ...

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How a Montana reporter wrote what he saw ... and lost his job September 23, 1991

How a Montana reporter wrote what he saw ... and lost his job

Missoulian reporter Richard Manning told how the logging business in Montana had taken a brutal turn that would punish the land, the local economy, and the small-time loggers and mills.

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High noon in Nevada September 09, 1991

High noon in Nevada

The Forest Service goes head-to-head with an angry rancher.

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Government tames its wild, destructive dam August 26, 1991

Government tames its wild, destructive dam

Early this month Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan issued a decree to alter the operation of a key faucet on the Colorado River -- Glen Canyon Dam.

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West's grand old water doctrine dies August 12, 1991

West's grand old water doctrine dies

Colorado attorney declares "First in time, first in right" dead.

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Special issue: The Central Arizona Project story July 15, 1991

Special issue: The Central Arizona Project story

The Central Utah Project is yet another sign that the West's and the nation's attitude toward water is changing.

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The Snake's imperiled salmon: A personal call to act July 01, 1991

The Snake's imperiled salmon: A personal call to act

I want to tell you about a fish, a place named for it, and a recent weekend there that I will not forget.

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A wilderness war: Utah's canyons cut to the bone June 17, 1991

A wilderness war: Utah's canyons cut to the bone

The wilderness debate is forcing rural Utahns to confront their deepest hopes and fears.

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A fading Yellowstone 'Vision' June 03, 1991

A fading Yellowstone 'Vision'

In 1989 a coalition of park and forest chiefs in what is now called the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem embarked on a pioneering plan to coordinate their management. But something went awry.

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Solar power becomes a reality May 20, 1991

Solar power becomes a reality

A California solar energy company that wants to generate thousands of megawatts of pollution-free electricity is finding surprising success in the sun-drenched American Southwest.

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The bombing of the West May 06, 1991

The bombing of the West

For many of the Navy and Air Force pilots who would fly deadly missions in Operation Desert Storm, their first experience with live bombs was in the Nevada desert.

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Special issue: Northwest salmon at the crossroads April 22, 1991

Special issue: Northwest salmon at the crossroads

Twenty articles and four special maps on salmon, dams, and logging.

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Overgrazing: Feds move to end it April 08, 1991

Overgrazing: Feds move to end it

The Forest Service claims parts of the Big Cimarron grazing allotment on the Uncompahgre National Forest are chronically overgrazed, and says the bulk of the area should be managed for recreation and the protection of its rivers and lakes.

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The nuclear wasting of the West March 25, 1991

The nuclear wasting of the West

The nation's nuclear weapons industry has left a dangerous legacy of radioactive wastes strewn around the West.

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