Items by Chris Smith

Timber towns search for a new economy
North Fork, Calif., and other struggling timber towns resent the fact that the Framework places survival of the owl above survival of the logging industry.
The sacred and profane collide in the West
The sacred and profane collide in the West
The growing desire of Native Americans to protect their sacred sites in the West leads to sometimes acrimonious debate over public access, the First Amendment and the definition of sacred places.
Burning for a buck
People burning old industrial-gauge wire in the Utah desert to get at the raw copper left to sell are breaking the law and creating a serious health hazard, BLM officials warn.
BLM braces for Mormon pioneers
The BLM is bracing itself for the expected arrival of a million visitors who plan to visit Wyoming's portion of the 150-year-old Mormon Pioneer Trail this spring and summer.
Utahns fight over flights
A Utah County's decision to permit helicopter skiing on a private ranch raises opposition from residents and backcountry skiers.
Parks want "drug-free' river guides
River guides and outfitters protest new drug-testing requirements begun in Grand Canyon National Park and soon to come to Utah's Canyonlands and Dinosaur National Monument.
Leaving room for cows and horses
Oakley, Utah adopts a development code with a "right to farm provision" in an attempt to preserve its rural way of life.
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