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  • Anglers fish for solutions

    Anglers and biologists warn that cutthroat trout and bald eagles on the South Fork of the Snake River are threatened when the water is saved behind dams for summer irrigators.

  • Coyote killing continues

    The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved a nine-year coyote-killing experiment in western Colorado.

  • Critics rail against expansion project

    Indians, ranchers and conservationists are fighting a plan by Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad to construct almost 300 miles of new track to haul coal in South Dakota and Wyoming.

  • The latest bounce

    User-fee protester faces prosecution; Utah state Sen. Terry Spencer proposes four bills to stop nuclear waste storage on Goshute Reservation; Hopi tribe may be allowed to take eaglets; electric cars encouraged in California.

  • Bush hits the brakes

    Right after taking office, Pres. Bush put a freeze on Clinton's last new regulations -- the USFS's roadless plan, Mexican owl critical habitat, and other environmental rules -- giving the new administration time to review and maybe overturn them.

  • New mining regs slip into rulebooks

    Bruce Babbitt strengthens BLM mining regulations, requiring bonds to cover cleanup costs, enforcing air and water standards, and giving the agency discretion to deny mining proposals that threaten habitat or scenic beauty.

  • Don Ewy is no timber beast

    Environmentalist, logger and HCN reader Don Ewy wonders who vandalized the bulldozer he used to selectively log trees in the North Fork State Forest in Colorado.

  • Mr. Babbitt's wild ride

    In eight years as Interior Secretary, Bruce Babbitt has known some failures but more successes: reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone, halting the New World gold mine, and creating many national monuments, starting with the Grand Staircase-Escalante.

  • From hardware to software

    The wilderness movement owes much of its beginning to a man few people remember: a one-time Montana rancher and hardware store owner named Cecil Garland.

  • Ski area arms race dirties the water

    Environmentalists would like to overturn the Forest Service's decision to let Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort start snowmaking.

  • Montana, feds find common ground for bison

    Environmentalists say the new Yellowstone bison management plan put together by Montana and the Park Service won't really help the bison much.

  • A slow comeback for Mexican wolves

    Reintroduced Mexican gray wolves are continuing to die along the Arizona-New Mexico border, and environmentalists blame ranchers for the latest deaths.

  • Swift fox may lose the race

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped the swift fox as a candidate for endangered species listing.

  • Weirdness abounds in Washington

    His choices of Gale Norton for Interior Secretary and John Ashcroft for Attorney General show that George W. Bush has already abandoned bipartisanship.

  • Park Service bans Jet Skis

    Settlement of a recent lawsuit filed by Bluewater Network may eliminate personal watercraft from the entire parks system by 2002.

  • Landowners could get gas relief

    Four bills in the Colorado state Legislature promise to give landowners more rights in the regulation of methane gas development, but some activists remain skeptical.

  • Service leaves endangered species in limbo

    Environmentalists fear that a listing freeze at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - which the agency blames on a much-reduced budget - will lead to a host of endangered species going extinct.

  • Monumental changes

    The Clinton administration announces seven new national monuments, six of them in the West, three days before George W. Bush takes office.

  • The latest bounce

    It's now a crime to kill or harm threatened salmon; enviros say Puget Sound Energy harms salmon nests; tribes sue to protect salmon; new and cleaner snowmobiles tested; BLM uses helicopters to round up cattle on Grand Staircase-Escalante.

  • Roadless plan slides to safety

    At the very last minute, the Clinton administration releases its final version of the national forest roadless plan.

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