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Dog and pony show about salmon and owls

May 15, 1995

Public hearings on the rewriting of the Endangered Species Act stir up controversy among environmentalists and their opponents.

Feature

Dog and pony show about salmon and owls
Public hearings on the rewriting of the Endangered Species Act stir up controversy among environmentalists and their opponents.
A tough law meets tough foes
The Endangered Species Act, enormously popular at its inception in 1973, now faces serious challenges as it comes up for revision.
A full-court press to save ecosystems
Jasper Carlton, head of the Biodiversity Legal Foundation in Boulder, Colo., was "guerilla lawyering" to protect threatened species in court.
Soft-path approach to saving species
Hank Fischer of Defenders of Wildlife tries to use communication and consensus-building to save endangered species.
Interior wants to kill a success
An innovative Fish and Wildlife program called Partners for Wildlife faces dismantling, despite the success it has shown in working cooperatively with ranchers and landowners along Montana's Blackfoot River.
Five states squirm as bull trout declines
Saving the bull trout will require the cooperation of five states and 34 national forests.

Essays

A war of ideologies, with endangered species as weapons
A writer thoughtfully considers the philosophical and religious ramifications of the struggle to save endangered species.
Armed, crazy and lost in the Wild West
The mixture of guns, anti-environmentalism and conspiracy theories in the Northwest makes a frightening, fascist brew.

Heard Around the West

Heard Around the West
A digest of news reports on militias and the reaction to them in the West in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Semi-special issue on Endangered Species Act; more responses to Margolis piece; reader surveys.

News

Wolves born outside the park
A wolf released in Yellowstone gives birth to pups near Red Lodge, Mont., after her mate is illegally killed.
Overstaying their welcome?
A once-quiet hot springs is overwhelmed by visitors after guidebooks tout it.
Critics attack a snow job in Utah
Salt Lake City's expensive bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics is meeting surprisingly lukewarm opposition from environmentalists.
Politics and threats keep cows on public land
Amid rumors of violence, the Forest Service backs down on its plan to cut the number of Kit and Sherry Laney's cows that graze a wilderness allotment.
A question of logging
Wilderness Society president Jon Roush is blasted for selling $140,000 worth of timber from his Western ranch.
Shrinking salmon
As salmon runs in the Northwest diminish, the size of individual fish decreases too.

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