Items by Michelle Mcclellan

An unsung army of students maintains our national parks
The Student Conservation Association has been sending thousands of young volunteers to help maintain national parks since 1957.
Getting outside all around the West
A state-by-state directory describes some of the many outdoor education programs in the West.
A small fish takes a big hit
An irrigation district's water diversion from the Rio Grande in New Mexico wipes out an estimated 70 percent of the endangered silvery minnow population.
A sampling of the West's collaborative efforts
A directory of some Western consensus groups is followed by a bibliography of consensus-building materials.
Phoenix will try to save desert wash
Arizona tells the city of Phoenix that it must come up with $25 million to preserve the nearby state-owned Cave Creek Wash.
Navajos win round in coal mine war
Navajos win a court victory against Peabody Coal Company's strip mine on the reservation, citing pollution and desecrated burial sites.
Locals sickened by bison slaughter
Locals object to the killing of 350 bison for brucellosis prevention after they wander into West Yellowstone, Mont., from Yellowstone National Park.
Farmers feel burned by clean air regs
Eastern Washington grass farms are upset by an announced phaseout of the practice of late-summer field burning, after clean air activists complain.
Malpractice as usual
Taxpayers pay and managers are rewarded when Forest Service officials in California hand out timber contracts without adequate environmental review.
Wild Wyoming under siege
Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.
They did it themselves
Federal employees and outside experts under the auspices of AFSEEE develop a management plan for the Columbia Basin - a volunteer effort that cost taxpayers nothing.
A wet winter misses the Southwest
Although much of the West had an unusually wet winter, fires are already starting to rage across the dry Southwestern states.
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