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Idaho family has golden eagle pets
Five golden eagles periodically make their homes with Morlan Nelson's family in Boise, Idaho.
U.S. Forest Service to rate avalanches
The U.S. Forest Service is collecting weather, snow, and avalanche data at 42 locations in 12 western states as a step in the development of an "avalanche hazard rating index."
Game-livestock competition is not very serious
A Wyoming program compensates ranchers when wild game inhabit their land, but state game officials say that deer and antelope numbers are not as high as in former years.
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Groups issue public lands statement
Many of the nation's foremost conservation groups have joined in a statement of "basic positions" in response to the Public Land Law Review Commission's sweeping study of the national forests, public domain, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.
Hunting still good in '70s
The hunting outlook for the 1970s is bright in spite of the crepe-hanging of some forecasters. There will be lean times, but there are good days ahead for the hunters willing to work at it.
Wyoming ranchers now receive reimbursement
Wyoming has a unique law whereby private landowners are reimbursed, supposedly for feed eaten, for antelope harvested on their lands.
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Nixon frees money for pollution control
President Richard Nixon has announced his intention to release the full $800 million appropriated by Congress for construction of wastewater treatment plants, which could prevent cities from dumping millions of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways.
Wyoming ranchers claim competition
The Wyoming Stockgrowers and the Wyoming Woolgrowers Association recently met to talk about the possibility of asking the state to reimburse ranchers for increases in wild game on their ranches.
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The land cries out -- Do we have a conscience?
Photos of Green Mountain and Crooks Mountain in central Wyoming, which have been bulldozed in the search for jade and uranium.
Old mining town is reconstructed
The gold mining town of South Pass City, Wyoming, until recently a ghost town, is slowly coming back to life, with plans underway for reconstruction of several history buildings.
1970: Nixon moves on pollution front
In a fast-moving series of events, President Richard Nixon ordered all federal installations to meet air and water pollution standards within three years, signed an executive order to fund clean-up of pollution on military bases, and more.
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Coyotes chased illegally in park
Acting superintendent Fay Young said several complaints were lodged January 26 with rangers of Grand Teton National Park by several residents who witnessed a coyote chased by a couple on snowmobiles.
Asks protection for wild horses, burros
Sen. Cliff Hansen, R- Wyo., has introduced a bill to authorize federal protection for wild horses and burros which roam the public lands.
More money for Yellowstone Park
President Nixon has recommended to Congress that it appropriate more than $8.4 million for construction in Yellowstone National Park during the next fiscal year.
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Yellowstone Park down from record
Superintendent J.K. Anderson announced that for the first since 1963 travel to Yellowstone National Park failed to surpass the previous year's mark.
Coors Beer initiates can recovery program
In a move to combat litter and minimize solid waste, Adolph Coors Company recently announced a no-limit plan to pay a dime a pound for scrap aluminum delivered to its distributors in 11 western states.
Hells Canyon still threatened
Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to create a national park, national river and wilderness area complex along the Middle Snake River between Idaho and Oregon, an area known as Hells Canyon.
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