University of Montana economist Thomas Michael Power says the mining reform bill proposed by Rep. Nick Rahall will help the West economically.
Fifteen environmental groups offer the "Solitude Alternatives": a plan to protect Hells Canyon from grazing and jet-boating.
The Native American Rights Fund publishes its annual report on its efforts to protect Native American religion and sacred lands.
Miners and environmentalists search for common ground in the 1872 Mining Law reform struggle at a forum in Reno.
The Spring Mountains Association gains National Recreation Area status for the Spring Mountains, an area within Toiyabe National Forest.
The Society of Environmental Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors host two conferences for writers on the environment.
American Rivers will hold a party and conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.
The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
Conference sponsored by Prescott College's Common Ground Project seeks to join business and environmental interests.
A range reform discussion sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Utah will feature Ed Marston, Jim Baca, Wayne Elmore, and Rose Strickland, chair of the Sierra Club's grazing subcommittee.
The Department of the Interior is writing new rules to interpret an 1866 mining law concerning road-building.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove all livestock from an antelope refuge in order to conduct an ecosystem management restoration program.
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
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