Items by Dan Wilcock

A bear book that tames the fear factor
In Great Wyoming Bear Stories, Tom Reed takes a compassionate and entertaining look at the life, lore and legend of the grizzly bear
River turns against a salmon tribe
The tiny Hoh Indian Reservation on the northwestern coast of Washington is in danger of being washed away by its namesake river
How to deal with oil and gas development
The Oil and Gas Accountability Project has created Oil and Gas at Your Door, a guidebook and Web site for Western landowners confronted by energy development
Trout wriggles into a sagebrush rebellion
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal for bull trout critical habitat along Nevada’s Jarbidge River raises the stakes in the conflict over whether to rebuild an Elko County road
For endangered species, survival no longer enough
Two rulings say the Fish and Wildlife Service needs to take into account endangered species recovery as well as survival when it comes to development
Mining research tool debuts on Web
The Environmental Working Group has a new Web site, "Who owns the West," which gives users a comprehensive look at mining claims on public lands
Ancient archaeological secret is revealed
Archaeologists are thrilled about the state of Utah’s acquisition of Waldo Wilcox’s Range Creek Canyon ranch, site of a thousand-year-old Frement Indian settlement
Park police chief canned for candidness
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers is reprimanded, and then fired, after she speaks openly about the Park Service’s budget problems
National parks pinching pennies
Former Park Service workers say the agency is being hurt by budget cuts, but that employees are under orders from headquarters to hide the problems
Debate rages over firefighting airplanes
Citing safety concerns, the federal government has canceled contracts for 33 privately owned large air tankers, usually used to fight Western wildfires
High-stakes logging plan gets go-ahead
The large-scale salvage logging planned for the Biscuit Fire area in southern Oregon and Northern California marks the first time logging has been approved on land previously protected by the Roadless Rule
Proposal for Lassie's lumber mill has enviros barking
A plan for a resort development at the old Broughton Lumber mill in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has some Washington environmentalists worried
Lame-duck governor moves deadlocked wilderness debate
Utah Gov. Olene Walker announces county-by-county discussions planned to break the impasse in the state’s long fight over wilderness
Dear Friends
Summer interns Zach Smith and Dan Wilcock; visitors; and farewell forever to Penny the dog
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