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Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town

December 26, 1994

Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.

Feature

Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town
Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.

Sidebar

What to do when opposition to planning turns ugly
Experts give advice about what to do when land-use opposition gets ugly.

Essays

Easy does it: A sport to make your blood run slow
Ice fishing is an ideal winter sport for those who like to take it easy.

Book Reviews

Raising hell
The Forest Service's Hells Canyon Overlook Project provokes charges that the canyon will be turned into a tourist trap.
RX for forests
The Forest Service proposes 330 projects to reduce the threat of fire and disease while also providing logs for timber.
For forest activists
Fourth annual West Coast ancient Forest Activists conference planned.
Colorado booming
A summit on Smart Growth and Development will take place in Denver.
Grim reading
Six scientific groups report that the Eastside forests are in terrible shape.
Delay again for R.S. 2477
Department of Interior extends its comment period on R.S. 2477.
The education of a scientist
A review of Edward Wilson's autobiography Naturalist.
Especially expensive agents
A Department of Interior audit accuses BLM's law enforcement division of extravagance.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Skipped issue, board meeting announcement, interns Ross Freeman and Anders Halverson.

News

Northwest council says salmon should float
Northwest Power Planning Council approves plan to draw down Snake River reservoirs to aid salmon migration.
Home, home on the subdivisions
Yellowstone's growing bison population provokes controversy over brucellosis when they stray past park's boundaries.
Looter nabbed in Utah
Notorious ruin pillager Earl Shumway is indicted for artifact theft in Utah.
Timber sale killed
The Forest Service is ordered to abandon the Long Draw timber sale in Colorado's Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.
Are bears de-fenceless?
Roads closed to protect grizzlies are easily used by ORVers in Idaho.
Ranchers protect land in Wyoming
The Nature Conservancy buys Pete Widener ranch near Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains.
A penchant for pee
Colorado mountain goats craving salt raid campgrounds in search of hikers' urine.
Arizonan gets crosswise with neighbors
Jerry and Pat Chouinard's plan to erect a 70-foot cross on a hillside provokes neighbors.
Agency condemns cabin as a teardown
Forest Service plans to tear down a 63-year-old cabin some call a "historical, aesthetical and botanical treasure."
Coming soon: A leaner, more ecological agency
Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas unveils plan to "reinvent" the agency over the next two years.
Grazing reformers banned from hunting
National and Montana Wildlife Federation members are banned from hunting on the Japanese-owned Selkirk Ranch because of the federation's stance on grazing reform.
Don't dump on tourists
Some planning experts blame "real estate community" for corrupting small towns.
Peace gets no chance
Los Alamos officials quash plan to build peace park where first atomic bomb was built.
Land-use plan is disemboweled
A proposed land-use plan for Montana's Flathead County faces violent opposition.

Opinion

We can't save the land without first saving the West
The communities of the West can be saved while the land is protected, too.

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