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June 28, 1993

Governors of eight Western states begin work on a strategy to protect the region's world-class air before it's too late.

Feature

The blurring of the West
Governors of eight Western states begin work on a strategy to protect the region's world-class air before it's too late.
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Essays

How the Forest Service dug itself into a very deep pit
The Forest Service mismanages timber sales in Utah's Dixie National Forest.
One of a kind: David Brower
Ed Marston profiles David Brower against the backdrop of the economic cycles of former mining town, Telluride, Colo.

Book Reviews

Environmental heroines
Tambrands sponsors the Environmental Women of Action awards.
Film indicts clearcuts
'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.
Go with the flow
Oregon State University sponsors a class on rivers.
Great Basin Adventures
Several Great Basin trips are available.
Montana for grownups
'The Montana Frontier: Old Dreams, New Realities' conference will be hosted by Montana State University.
Rails with trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.
Takings and givings
'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.

News

How L-P soiled the air and itself
Louisiana-Pacific is fined $11.1 million for violating the Clean Air Act.
Nature's helper: A Sculptor who builds habitat
Wyoming sculptor Lynne Hull creates art that provides habitat for animals.
Author of Eco-Warriors is jailed
The incarcerated author Rik Scarce says the First Amendment protects scholarly research, including his on the radical environmental movement.
Wildlife refuge starts to heal
Overgrazing threatens Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.
Artist creates sculpture with a point
Idaho sculptor Bernie Jestrabek-Hart creates animals out of recycled materials.
Floods fade, fires feared
Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.
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