Items by Lynne Bama

Defending the Red Desert's desolation
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.
Court nixes land exchange
In Washington, a federal appeals court has ruled that the controversial Huckleberry Mountain land exchange needs more study.
Wheeling and dealing
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.
The birth, life, and coming death of a Wyoming dam
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.
For some, horse meat ain't all bad
Cultures around the world differ over whether horse meat is a suitable food for people.
A difference of opinion over numbers
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.
Wild horses: Do they belong in the West?
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.
Wyoming's heroes celebrate a birthday
At the Wyoming Outdoor Council's 30th birthday party in Lander, Wyo., founder Tom Bell is honored.
Jackson Hole tries "unnatural' elk management
Some wildlife managers and environmentalists say the National Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole, Wyo., should end its policy of feeding elk every winter.
Desert sheep aren't exactly thriving
The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep's smaller relative, the desert bighorn, has problems of its own.
Not Mary's little lamb
Archaeological remains throughout the West show how Native Americans revered the bighorn sheep.
Macho rams 'take a walk on the wild side'
Scientists find that adult bighorn males - whose horns are a symbol of virility - spend much of their adult lives in homosexual societies.
Bringing back the bighorn
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.
Yellowstone's wintertime blues
Record numbers of winter visitors to Yellowstone create controversy about how to manage visitor- and snowmobile-caused problems.
Noranda stirs up a swarm of opposition
The controversial Crown Butte mining project near Yellowstone rouses opposition from both local citizens and national politicians.
A park boss goes to bat for the land
Yellowstone National Park Supervisor Michael V. Finley stirs controversy and conflict as he fights to save America's oldest national park.
Is Altamont historic, too?
Tom Bell and the Friends of South Pass seek to preserve the area as a National Rural Historic Landscape.
HCN's founder fights his last fight, yet again
HCN founder Tom Bell fights the proposed Altamont gas pipeline, which he says would harm the historic Oregon Trail at South Pass.
A grim Wyoming hearing for BLM and greens
Petroleum industry criticizes BLM proposal for managing Wyoming's Grass Creek area, during a heated public hearing.
Motorized beasts are noisy and stinky - and fun
Seeing Yellowstone by snowmobile is understandably entertaining.
Yellowstone snowmobile crowd may hit limit
The winter influx of snowmobiles into Yellowstone creates problems.
Yellowstone bison guts pile up
Bison straying from Yellowstone into Montana are slaughtered because of brucellosis fears.
Home, home on the subdivisions
Yellowstone's growing bison population provokes controversy over brucellosis when they stray past park's boundaries.
Speculators want Sunlight Basin
Six different applications have been files for constructing reservoirs in Wyoming's Sunlight Basin, just east of Yellowstone National Park.
Cody: homes on the range
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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