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  • There’s a wilderness niche for mountain biking

    If mountain biking were allowed in designated wilderness areas, wilderness would gain a large number of new and committed advocates.

  • How to influence Congress on just dollars a day

    Activist Ray Wheeler sets an intense pace as he personally lobbies in D.C. for wilderness preservation in Utah.

  • All's not Swell

    Environmentalists say Utah Rep. Chris Cannon's bill designating San Rafael Swell wilderness is really an "anti-wilderness bill'' that needs to be opposed.

  • A monumental clash of values over Utah

    The gulf between the views of wilderness preservation of the Old and New West is unbridgeable.

  • Congress weighs the fate of Utah's wild lands

    The battle over wilderness preservation in Utah is fought on many fronts before it comes to a vote in Congress.

  • The delegation's bill gets shellacked

    In a surprise move that delighted environmentalists, Utah Republican James Hansen is forced to withdraw his delegation's wilderness bill from the House debate.

  • A 4 million acre difference

    A checklist highlights the difference between the area preserved by the Utah Public Lands Act of 1995 and the Redrock Wilderness Act.

  • Utah hearings misfire

    Utah's wilderness hearings stir controversy and draw vigorous support for more wilderness designation.

  • To save a Utah canyon, a BLM ranger quits and turns activist

    Former BLM ranger Skip Edwards fights to preserve Utah's Westwater Canyon as wilderness at the same time that miner Ron Pene seeks to develop his family's mining claims in the canyon.

  • Williams almost gets his wilderness

    Montana Rep. Pat Williams wins a temporary moratorium on logging, mining and oil and gas leasing on 1.7 million acres of roadless area in Montana.

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