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  • 'It's hard to keep fighting'

    Janey Hines, in her own words, talks about battling the gas industry with the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, the group she heads in Parachute, Colo.

  • Status quo reigns in New Mexico

    In New Mexico, some say complaints about oil and gas development are dwarfed by the industry's clout.

  • 'It's corporate greed'

    Arnold Mackley, whose western Colorado ranch is dotted with gas wells in his own words says the industry ought to able to make a living without destroying the land.

  • 'We need that gas'

    Ken Wonstolen of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, in his own words, says that Colorado is an energy-dependent state, and the methane gas it produces is greatly needed.

  • Take your pick of forest plans

    The six remaining White River forest plan alternatives are briefly described.

  • The White River National Forest

    The White River National Forest stretches most of the way across Colorado from the Continental Divide to the Western Slope.

  • 'Managing for biodiversity is a mistake'

    Guidebook writer Lou Dawson says that the White River Forest should be managed for people and their use.

  • 'They're not good stewards of the land'

    Jim Gonzalez, a hunter who loves roadless areas, says that the White River National Forest caves into ski areas and other special interests.

  • In their own words

    Recreationists, environmentalists, politicians and agency employees are among those offering comments on the White River National Forest's proposed new plan.

  • STOP

    Recreationists of every kind have long used Colorado's White River National Forest as a playground, and the Forest Service's proposed new plan, which would limit some activities in an attempt to help the forest, is being met with a lot of anger.

  • 'People are important'

    Potlatch Corporation employee Frank Carroll explains why he thinks dam-breaching is a poor idea.

  • 'Dams made the modern Northwest'

    Historian Keith Petersen talks about how Columbia and Snake River dams have made the Pacific Northwest what it is today.

  • A 700th generation fisherman

    Umatilla Indian Donald Sampson, director of the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission, defends Indian rights to fish for salmon.

  • Tribes cast for tradition, catch controversy

    The treaty rights of Indians from the Umatilla, Yakama, Nez Perce and Warm Springs tribes to fish for salmon in the Columbia River are coming under attack from non-Native fishermen and other river users.

  • 'The science pushed me'

    Jim Baker, the Sierra Club's point man on Columbia salmon, offers his ideas on breaching dams to save fish.

  • Unleashing the Snake

    In Washington, conservationists, farmers, and federal and state agencies are passionately debating whether four dams on the lower Snake River should be breached in an attempt to restore endangered salmon and steelhead runs.

  • Peggy Godfrey's long, strange trip

    In Colorado's San Luis Valley, Peggy Godfrey works hard raising sheep, writing cowboy poetry, helping neighbors at calving time and living what she describes as the life of a free woman.

  • Ninety years of the Antiquities Act

    A time line gives high points in the history of the Antiquities Act, which since 1906 has been used to designate many national parks and monuments.

  • Is the Grand Staircase-Escalante a model monument?

    Superintendent Jerry Meredith has a management plan for Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument, the first park to be managed by BLM rather than Park Service, and many environmentalists and some locals praise the job he's doing.

  • The secretary's must-do list for Western lands

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has his eye on a half-dozen other BLM territories in the West that he is considering for greater protection before he leaves office.

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