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  • Feds pass roadless headache to states

    The Bush administration gives governors 18 months to ask the Forest Service to protect roadless areas in their states, but the states will have to pay for the costly and complex petition process

  • New rules coming down for off-roaders

    The Forest Service plans to rein in cross-country travel by off-road vehicles, but enforcing new rules may prove next to impossible

  • As fire season ignites, Smokey Bear's legacy lingers

    Land managers have been talking about letting more wildfires burn, but the recent blowup of the Peppin Fire near Capitan, N.M. – home of Smokey Bear – leads to renewed talk of aggressive fire suppression

  • Cougar hunt creates uproar

    Following a flurry of sightings and a much-publicized, ill-starred hunt for mountain lions in Sabino Canyon near Tucson, Arizonans push for changes in how the state manages its big cats

  • Motorized recreation belongs in the backcountry

    Off-road vehicle users need to be responsible, but at the same time they should fight against any restrictions to backcountry riding

  • Off-road vehicles are chewing up our public lands

    The only solution to the destruction of public lands by off-highway vehicles is to begin to restrict their use in the backcountry

  • The other bottom line

    In trading our public servants for government contractors, we're cutting the heart out of a public-trust ethic, and showing there's no faster way to demolish an institution than by parting it out to the lowest bidder.

  • Outsourced

    The Bush administration is outsourcing to private contractors jobs formerly done by employees of federal agencies, among them the job of the Forest Service Content Analysis Teams (CATs) – the people who receive and report the comments of the public. The

  • Jetboats stir up the Frank

    Jetboats and planes could increase in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, ignoring three illegal hunting lodges along the Salmon River. George Nickas of Montana-based Wilderness Watch has appealed the new management plan, saying the largest

  • Follow-up

    Steve Williams, head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tells Congress that money for critical habitat for endangered species could be better spent elsewhere; National Security Administration head asks Congress for more money for nuke bomb site, and Rep.

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