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A dead end for the grizzly? December 03, 1990

A dead end for the grizzly?

The question is whether the grizzly can take recovery on paper and turn it into recovery in the wild. The answer, it now appears, is not entirely up to the bear.

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'You don't know what you've got till it's gone ...' November 19, 1990

'You don't know what you've got till it's gone ...'

The Northwest rediscovers its ancient forests.

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The game is changing in the wild West November 05, 1990

The game is changing in the wild West

Economic changes and environmental concerns are beginning to force state game and fish departments to accept the more ambitious mission of preserving biological diversity.

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Will 1990 bring a greener West? October 22, 1990

Will 1990 bring a greener West?

A growing grassroots concern for the environment is driving the West's 1990 elections. See state-by-state election coverage.

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Can natural gas fuel a Rocky Mountain high? October 08, 1990

Can natural gas fuel a Rocky Mountain high?

Rocky Mountain states bet on pipelines to get gas to the burgeoning California market.

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The West's ailing ski industry turns to all-season mega-resorts September 24, 1990

The West's ailing ski industry turns to all-season mega-resorts

The ski industry, once welcomed in the West, is turning into a pariah.

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Dumps 'R' Us September 10, 1990

Dumps 'R' Us

Is the rural West becoming a dumping ground for toxic waste and garbage?

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Waterless in Wind River? August 27, 1990

Waterless in Wind River?

Midvale, Wyo., farmers worry after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last year that the tribes of the Wind River Reservation have rights to over 500,000 acre-feet of water.

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Revolution at Utah's grassroots July 30, 1990

Revolution at Utah's grassroots

The Navajos, like most reservation Indians, have historically been excluded from county politics by a mix of subtle and not-so-subtle barriers. But now they are creating a new political force.

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Wolves make a comeback in Montana July 16, 1990

Wolves make a comeback in Montana

While politicians, scientists and bureaucrats argue over reintroduction of the wolf to the western United States, the animals have moved south into Montana to occupy long-vacant habitat.

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Sagebrush Rebels try to call the shots in Nevada July 02, 1990

Sagebrush Rebels try to call the shots in Nevada

A corner of Nevada is the last stronghold of the Sagebrush Rebels -- the group that sought to transfer public land into private hands in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Uranium has decimated Navajo miners June 18, 1990

Uranium has decimated Navajo miners

In a Navajo community of 1,000 just west of the New Mexico state line, many families are trying to cope with the loss of loved ones and the sight of numerous others slowly dying from lung cancer.

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The stake in the West's heart June 04, 1990

The stake in the West's heart

The 1872 Mining Law continues to exert inordinate power over development of the West's public lands.

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Will Las Vegas drain rural Nevada? May 21, 1990

Will Las Vegas drain rural Nevada?

The city's boom could come to a screeching halt in as little as four years unless Las Vegas gets more water.

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Readers react: A sequel to the special issue on grazing May 07, 1990

Readers react: A sequel to the special issue on grazing

Grazing reform appears to be a sustainable and unstoppable movement to recover lost land.

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HCN's Annual Guide to Outdoor Education in the West April 23, 1990

HCN's Annual Guide to Outdoor Education in the West

We want you to know about the many opportunities there are to get to know the West's wildlife, spectacular lands and the people who bring it all to meaning.

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Groups plot political strategies for ancient forest protection April 09, 1990

Groups plot political strategies for ancient forest protection

As the ancient forests of the Northwest continue to fall as fast as ever, conservationists and politicians are wrestling to draft new legislation that would save the remaining trees.

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Is there room for everyone? March 26, 1990

Is there room for everyone?

The tranquil snowscape of Yellowstone has become a symbol of efforts to expand commercial development in the national parks.

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Bucking tradition March 12, 1990

Bucking tradition

Can ranchers change the way they do business and move toward sustainable practices?

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Is the Forest Service changing? February 26, 1990

Is the Forest Service changing?

A former timber sale planner says "it's all talk."

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U.S. military plots vast land coups February 12, 1990

U.S. military plots vast land coups

If the U.S. military has its way, 3.5 million acres in the West would be converted into a make-believe war zone.

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James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West January 29, 1990

James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West

The surprise announcement by Sen. James McClure that he will not seek a fourth term had an earthquake-like effect on the relatively stable structure of Idaho's congressional politics.

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The decline of the West's made-in-Washington economy continues January 01, 1990

The decline of the West's made-in-Washington economy continues

What sense are we to make of the inland West's last 10 years? And what possible futures can we imagine for the 1990s and beyond, based on our interpretation of the 1980s?

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Poachers: Driving wild things to extinction December 18, 1989

Poachers: Driving wild things to extinction

As habitat dwindles around the world, the Rocky Mountain West has become a stronghold for commercial poachers and illegal hunters seeking the last concentrations of trophy animals.

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The West's fouled waters, Part II: The new reclamation December 04, 1989

The West's fouled waters, Part II: The new reclamation

The drastic decline of the West's natural resource economy and the failings of conventional water development have created a climate for change.

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