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  • Clinton flinches under Western pressure

    Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.

  • Declining seabird may drop off the endangered list

    The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to remove the marbled murrelet from the endangered species list, despite the small seabird’s declining numbers

  • Tax credits make eco-logging pay

    The U.S. Treasury Department has given $50 million in tax credits to Ecotrust to help depressed Northwestern timber towns carry out sustainable logging

  • For sale: Your local ranger station?

    Facing severe budget cuts, the Forest Service is selling off property, and considering closing some recreation sites it considers too expensive to maintain

  • Surprise bequest to protect Columbia Gorge

    The Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a small conservation group based in Portland, Ore., has received a $4 million bequest from Norman Yeon

  • Klamath farmers face a new threat

    Klamath Basin farmers may be hit with a huge increase in electric rates, but some say that even putting farms out of business may not save enough water for endangered fish

  • Wolves are welcome in one Western state

    Oregon has developed a blueprint that will allow eight or more wolf packs to move in from neighboring Idaho

  • News flash: Fish do need water

    Federal wildlife managers admit that the massive fish kill in the Klamath River in 2002 was caused, in part, by the diversion of water to farmers

  • Federal report supports Klamath farmers

    The National Research Council issues a report saying that irrigation shutoffs alone won’t save endangered salmon in the Klamath River Basin of Oregon and California

  • Bush administration stretches a lawsuit to get the cut out

    The Bush administration plans to more than double the amount of logging in public forests west of the Cascades in Washington, Oregon and Northern California

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