Magazine
In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one

October 16, 1995

The Hispanic livestock cooperative, Ganados del Valle, wins a lawsuit against the Sierra Club Foundation in New Mexico's Chama Valley.

Feature

In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one
The Hispanic livestock cooperative, Ganados del Valle, wins a lawsuit against the Sierra Club Foundation in New Mexico's Chama Valley.
To save a Utah canyon, a BLM ranger quits and turns activist
Former BLM ranger Skip Edwards fights to preserve Utah's Westwater Canyon as wilderness at the same time that miner Ron Pene seeks to develop his family's mining claims in the canyon.

Sidebar

The disagreement is total
Would-be miner Ron Pene and the BLM disagree on Westwater Canyon's wilderness.

Essays

Fifteen people march in Idaho to mourn the vanishing salmon
A small group of environmentalists stage a death march for endangered salmon in the small town of Salmon, Idaho.

Book Reviews

The exhaustion of a metaphor
Writer Richard Rodriguez will speak at the Denver Public Library Oct. 26.
Life on the edge
"Life on the Edge: A Guide to California's Endangered Natural Resources" is reviewed.
Peak preserved
Wilderness Land Trust buys 200 acres of private land inside Raggeds and Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness areas.
Buy some shorts: Save a salamander
Wildlife agencies urge a Wildlife Diversity Funding Initiative - a 5 percent tax on outdoor products to help preserve wildlife habitat.
Saving salmon
A new group called For the Sake of Salmon aims to improve habitat for endangered Northwest salmon.

Heard Around the West

Heard Around The West
Annoying boldface type; Patricia McColm's lawsuits; real estate ruckuses; driving is faster than flying DIA; preserving WPPSS; Belarussians in Utah Wal-Mart; lobster kidnapping; canola oil exhaust and bears; life is less fun.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Pear Wars; feedback; visitors.

News

Saying please at Devils Tower
A June voluntary climbing ban at Devils Tower may ease conflicts between rock climbers and Native Americans who use the site for religious ceremonies.
Bears forced to defer to cows
Environmentalists object to the proposed relocation of two Jackson-area grizzly bears that are killing cattle.
Cut to the past: logging wars resume
Using an obscure provision in the recent salvage logging bill, loggers begin cutting healthy old-growth forests in the Northwest.
Timber sales are throwbacks to beastly days
Recent old-growth timber sales like Oregon's Roman Dunn are clear-cut in what critics call an "old-fashioned, dirty" way.
Congress is reworking 100 years of federal policy
Right-wing Republicans in control of Congress plan sweeping change that will transform the West and roll back 100 years of progress.
Looking for a quiet, old neighborhood?
State-owned lots with Native American ruins on them may be sold to provide money for Utah schools.
Dam project could get a free ride
Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell seeks to push ahead with dam construction on Animas-La Plata.
From sawing logs to serving cappuccino?
The company town of Port Gamble, Wash., faces a future as a tourist town when its only sawmill closes.
How the West was won, and won, and ...
A look at history shows a cycle in the rise and fall of Western wise-use movements and sagebrush rebellions.
South Dakota pulls plug on Missouri River meetings
South Dakota withdraws from the Missouri River Basin Association, claiming frustration with bureaucracy.
ATVs shred redds
All-terrain vehicles damage two miles of prime salmon spawning grounds on the upper Salmon River.
Public lands for needy ski resorts
National Forest Supervisor Sonny LaSalle offers a controversial solution to Summit County's housing shortage by suggesting ski areas build low-cost housing on Forest Service land.
Alberta proves deadly for wolves
The killing of wolves in Alberta, Canada, may drive Montana wolves into biological isolation.
Just ask the loggers
A Forest Service memo suggesting regional foresters work with the timber industry enrages logging critics.

Opinion

Who knows best: grassroots or foundations?
Bad times in Congress point up the lack of unity in the environmental movement which is split between foundation and grassroots strategy.
It's unAmerican, or at best unWestern, but cooperation works
An environmentalist explains his decision to abandon politics and national groups and work strictly at the grassroots level using the "collaborative process."

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