Magazine
Wild horses: Do they belong in the West?

March 2, 1998

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.

Feature

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.

Sidebar

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.
For some, horse meat ain't all bad
Cultures around the world differ over whether horse meat is a suitable food for people.

Essays

Into the canyon: Fear and heat on foot
A long, hot hike into - and back out of - the Grand Canyon takes the writer into the heart of a park that is beautiful, much visited, and still very dangerous.

Book Reviews

Green jeans in Eugene
The 16th Annual Public Interest Law Conference: "Activists and Advocates Demanding Accountability" scheduled for March 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
Protecting raptors
A report called "Raptors and Climbers" by Kathryn Pyke of the Access Fund offers suggestions on protecting cliff-nesting raptors without banning rock climbing.
Colorado BLM going wild?
The BLM announces that an additional 167,000 acres of western Colorado's roadless public lands are eligible for wilderness status.
Learning sustainable technology
The nonprofit Solar Energy International offers courses in water, wind and solar power.
Tribes and a university improve ties
Washington State University sets up an advisory board to cooperate on education and research issues with 10 Northwestern tribes.
Backyard birds
"Colorado's Wildlife Company," a report from the state Division of Wildlife, offers information for backyard birders.
Club 20
Club 20 will holds its 46th annual meeting March 6-7 in Grand Junction, Colo.
1998 Southwest Earth Studies Program
College students are invited to apply to the 1998 Southwest Earth Studies Program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council will begin touring Boise, Salt Lake City and Missoula, promoting earth-friendly products.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Aspen fashion and ski lift prices; Vail absolutely miffed; Simpsons wisdom; cougar roast; Delta, Colo., ATV ranting; hoovering the air of Phoenix.

Dear Friends

Dear Friends
Old and older Aspen (Sam Caudill); other news and visitors; junkyard dogs (Marlene Zanetell); Selcraig's correct e-mail address.

News

Navajo president forced to resign
Navajo President Albert Hale resigns in the face of up to 50 criminal counts.
A conservation first for Arizona
The San Rafael Ranch in southern Arizona will be preserved through a conservation easement funded by State Heritage Fund money.
The Wayward West
Canada lynx listed; Wayne Taylor Jr. ew Hopi chairman; John Mumma stays with Colo. Div. of Wildlife; Yellowstone's top law officer, Dan Sholly, transferred; judge rejects landfill next to Joshua Tree Nat. Park, Calif.; cows barred from Utah's Comb Wash.
Shooting down high-tech hunting
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission restricts some high-tech hunting tools and tactics - although not as many as hunter and activist Allen Weinert recommended.
The Grand Canyon struggles with reality
Developers, residents and conservationists battle over the rapid growth outside the park.
A Nevada power plant earns itself a lawsuit
The Mohave Generating Plant in southern Nevada is blamed for much of the air pollution that shrouds Grand Canyon, but the plant's owners say cleaning it up will force the plant to close and lay off Navajo workers.
'Ghost roads' haunt forests
Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck says there are over 60,000 miles of unmapped "ghost roads" in national forests.
Waste to snake through West
The Department of Energy plans to ship five loads of nuclear waste from Concord, Calif., to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
The power politics of dam removal
Sen. Slade Gorton waffles over the removal of one of the two unpopular dams on Washington's Elwha River.
Motorheads lose one
The Forest Service restricts some of the access off-road vehicles have to Idaho's Targhee National Forest.
Feds ready to get WIPPed
The controversial Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., is scheduled to open to store nuclear waste this spring.

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