Items by Lynne Bama
Mac Blewer of the Wyoming Outdoor Council fears the impact coalbed methane drilling could have on the remote, wild landscapes of southern Wyoming's Red Desert.
In Washington, a federal appeals court has ruled that the controversial Huckleberry Mountain land exchange needs more study.
Land swaps, in which the Forest Service and BLM trade odd parcels of public land for ecologically valuable private land, have a long history in the West, but some say the trades too often profit land spectators at the expense of the public and the land.
Someday the Shoshone Dam at the end of the North Fork of Wyoming's Shoshone River will be only a memory, transformed by its silted-up reservoir into a gigantic waterfall.
BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.
The management of wild horses on Montana's Pryor Mountain's Wild Horse Range is caught between the love Americans have for the animal and the concern some environmentalists have for the impact it has on the land.
Some wildlife managers and environmentalists say the National Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole, Wyo., should end its policy of feeding elk every winter.
Scientists find that adult bighorn males - whose horns are a symbol of virility - spend much of their adult lives in homosexual societies.
The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep has fought its way back from near extinction, but efforts to reintroduce it to all its former range are more difficult than they appear.
Record numbers of winter visitors to Yellowstone create controversy about how to manage visitor- and snowmobile-caused problems.
The controversial Crown Butte mining project near Yellowstone rouses opposition from both local citizens and national politicians.
Yellowstone National Park Supervisor Michael V. Finley stirs controversy and conflict as he fights to save America's oldest national park.
Tom Bell and the Friends of South Pass seek to preserve the area as a National Rural Historic Landscape.
HCN founder Tom Bell fights the proposed Altamont gas pipeline, which he says would harm the historic Oregon Trail at South Pass.
Petroleum industry criticizes BLM proposal for managing Wyoming's Grass Creek area, during a heated public hearing.
Yellowstone's growing bison population provokes controversy over brucellosis when they stray past park's boundaries.
Six different applications have been files for constructing reservoirs in Wyoming's Sunlight Basin, just east of Yellowstone National Park.
For the past year and a half, development near Cody, Wyo., has been stalled while the county writes and adopts comprehensive zoning regulations. But developers have plans for turning a narrow strip of land abutting the Shoshone National Forest into recreational homes, condominiums, and golf courses.
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