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Restoring a refuge: Cows depart, but can antelope recover?

November 24, 1997

Oregon's Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge seems to be recovering now that cattle have been banned from it - but despite the lush grasses, the antelope are still in decline.

Feature

Restoring a refuge: Cows depart, but can antelope recover?
Oregon's Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge seems to be recovering now that cattle have been banned from it - but despite the lush grasses, the antelope are still in decline.

Sidebar

Selling science to the agencies: an ecologist's story
Zoologist David Dobkin believes that federal land managers are closing their minds to his scientific research - especially when his research indicts grazing.
Do coyotes need "control' on the refuge?
Evidence that coyotes are keeping the antelope population down leads some to propose that the coyotes on Oregon's Hart Mountain Refuge should be controlled by killing.

Uncommon Westerners

How an eco-logger views his work
Montana's Bob Love - an "eco-logger" - runs a one-man selective logging business which demonstrates his love for trees.

Essays

Saying goodbye to the bear
There are not enough grizzlies left, because there is not enough land given them to roam in these days.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Hunter self-esteem; pseudo-deer vs. poachers; elk overflow in Sequim, Wash.; hired dog for politican; dogs are avenged; guns equal politeness.

Dear Friends

Dear Friends
Nevada Test Site protests; Society of Environmental Journalists meet; fall visitors.

News

Patience runs out in San Luis
After four years, the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant Commission decides to end talks with landowner Zachary Taylor over purchasing the controversial Taylor Ranch in Colorado's San Luis Valley.
Greens differ over plan to expand national park
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance surprises some by its opposition to the expansion of Utah's Arches National Park.
The Wayward West
Babbitt on gambling; Charles Wilkinson's pro-logging; Headwaters protesters; Portland's bikes stolen; Animas La-Plata update; winter in Yellowstone; China Left timber sale; oil/gas industry appeal Mont. ban; Dinosaur Nat'l Mon.; BLM's Mike Austin.
Logging slated for many roadless areas
Logging companies target roadless areas in Colorado and southern Wyoming.
A rancher sees red over a timber sale
Rancher Sharon Jordan helps rally opposition among ranchers and environmentalists to logging planned for Colorado's Grand Mesa.
Montana congressman sweetens a buyout
In complicated congressional wheeling and dealing, a bill to save Yellowstone from mining is held up until some pork is provided for Montana Republican Rick Hill to take home.
Tribes create a wilderness park
Eleven California tribes unite to establish the first Native American-owned park - the new Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Park.
Our national movie stars
Some say the National Park Service needs to start charging fees for all the filming that is done in the nation's parks and national monuments.
Freak wind storm flattens 6 million trees
After a fierce wind storm levels parts of Colorado's Routt National Forest, debate begins over whether or not to log the damaged trees.
A ranch rescued
The Nature Conservancy buys the Dugout Ranch near Utah's Canyonlands to save it from developers.
Looking for the missing lynx
The possibility that rare lynx may still roam the forests in Colorado's Eagle County leads some to say more development of the area's Vail ski resort should not be permitted.

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