Items by Paul Larmer

Soft-path approach to saving species
Hank Fischer of Defenders of Wildlife tries to use communication and consensus-building to save endangered species.
Idaho injunction lifted
Judge David Ezra lifts injunction that threatened to halt many activities on six Idaho national forests in order to protect salmon habitat.
Who killed the cows?
Rancher Tom Kelly believes environmentalists may have shot 13 of his cows.
Back to grazing reform ... maybe
New grazing regulations are released by BLM with little fanfare.
Congress helps ranchers, too
Senate approves bill requiring the Forest Service to reissue grazing permits to ranchers.
How Western senators voted on the Murray amendment
How Western senators voted on the Murray amendment.
Salvage logging squeaks by Senate
Senate agrees to suspend environmental laws in order to expediate salvage logging in national forests.
The wolf wasn't guilty
A reintroduced wolf shot by Idaho rancher Gene Hussey did not kill the dead calf it was found with, veterinary pathologists find.
Utah escapes missiles
U.S. Army decides not to launch missiles from Green River, Utah, and shoot them down over New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.
Congress pushes unfettered salvage logging
U.S. House of Representatives passes a salvage logging bill that would nearly double the timber harvest on national forests.
Bill would fight fire with chain saws
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig proposes a bill to give fast-track approval to timber sales in forests at "high risk" for fire danger.
Salmon plan attacked
Environmentalists are critical of government's latest plan to save salmon.
Idaho salmon suit angers locals
Judge rules that six Idaho national forests must cease mining, logging and grazing until effects on salmon are studied.
Forest Service may finally evaluate grazing
Environmental lawsuit demands the Forest Service do analyses for 150 grazing allotments on the Beaverhead National Forest.
Coming soon: A leaner, more ecological agency
Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas unveils plan to "reinvent" the agency over the next two years.
Northwest council says salmon should float
Northwest Power Planning Council approves plan to draw down Snake River reservoirs to aid salmon migration.
Election '94 postmortem
Environmentalists' nightmares come true in '94 election.
Environmentalists mostly skunked by Congress
Environmentalists fare poorly in the 103rd Congress.
Salmon win again (in court)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Northwest Power Planning Council and in favor of salmon.
As elections near, green hopes wilt
Environmentalists face upcoming elections with some anxiety.
False alarm
General Accounting Office report proves that environmental nonprofits do not make money on land transactions.
To learn more: a list of sources
Brief reviews of books and other references for planners.
'Wise use' plans abhor change
Wise-use groups resist any attempt to restrict land use.
Some state governments try planning from top down
Oregon's 21-year-old land-use law survives challenges but Colorado fails to follow its lead.
When planning plays catch-up
A recent real estate boom tempers one Colorado town's enthusiasm for growth.
Boulder's ingenuity has a few drawbacks
Boulder's innovative land use and planning have spawned a few problems of their own.
A soft-paths approach to land conservation
One approach to land use is to create private, nonprofit land trusts.
A toolbox to shape the future
Planning tools used in the West vary greatly from community to community.
Regional wilderness bill gets a hearing
Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), which would establish wilderness in five Western states, has little chance of passing.
New plan will protect salmon habitat
"Pacfish" proposal would protect riparian areas of northwest.