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As elections near, green hopes wilt

October 17, 1994

Environmentalists face upcoming elections with some anxiety.

Feature

As elections near, green hopes wilt
Environmentalists face upcoming elections with some anxiety.

Sidebar

Native Americans move ahead politically
American Indian groups increase political power in West.

Essays

A creeping plague of crickets is hitched to everything in the world
Writer's love of nature is put to the test during a Mormon cricket plague.

Book Reviews

Organizing citizens for the next 20 years
The Workbook offers advice to activists.
Timber industry takes a stand
The timber industry responds to the Sierra Club's book, Clearcut, with its side of the story in its own book, Closer Look.
Green Classifieds
Student Conservation Association publishes guide to green jobs.
Wilderness Act at 30
The Wilderness Act Handbook is reissued by The Wilderness Society.
Uncontrollable coyote
Wayne Grady's book The World of the Coyote celebrates this predator.
Come into the forest
The Changing Forest museum exhibit teaches about ponderosa pine forests.
Witness
Witness: Endangered Species of North America uses photographs to draw attention to the Endangered Species Act.
Celebrate the West
Celebrate the West gathering in Jackson will honor Western historian Alvin Josephy.
Pay to play
The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association believes mountain bikers should pay to use trails on public lands.
Home on the electric range
Rancher robot display defends grazing at New Mexico State Fair.
Nevada Water Forum
Findings of Nevada Water Forums are published.
Bambi takes a hunter safety course
The book "Stormy and The New Forest" by Tom Storm is reviewed.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Society of Environmental Journalists meets in Utah; visitors; growth issue a hit.

News

Missing: another tribal environmentalist
Native American environmental activist Fred Walking Badger is missing and violence is suspected.
A wilderness rates one official boss
Forest Service centralizes management of Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness to save costs.
Parks give free rides
Park Service loses $100 million a year in fees it fails to collect.
A sunny future for nuclear test site?
Energy Department says Nevada Test Site would be one of the best places in North America to capture solar energy.
Open sesame, grazing boards
Public must be permitted to attend Utah's grazing advisory board meetings.
The progress of freewheeling consensus jeopardized as feds pull back
An unusual group, the Applegate Partnership, tries to build consensus among environmentalists and loggers in southern Oregon.
When are trapped wolves "taken'?
Predator Project asks ADC to stop trapping coyotes after a wolf is killed.
Babbitt helps a river
Babbitt thwarts hydroelectric project in Klamath Falls when he declares an 11-mile stretch of the Klamath a National Scenic River.
Yellowstone fires produce new trees, not meadows
Scientists document amazing forest recovery in Yellowstone's burned areas.
Reality intrudes on Big Rock Candy Mountain
Big Rock Candy Mountain is bankrupt.
For sale: low mileage bomb factory
Department of Energy sells bomb components to an Idaho used-car and scrap dealer.
As salmon die, a traveler plants seeds of rage
Activist Charles Ray travels thousands of miles a year to educate people about salmon.
Salmon win again (in court)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Northwest Power Planning Council and in favor of salmon.

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