Now dust is his crop, says Nevada rancher

August 9, 1993

Groundwater pumping dries Milt Thompson's Diamond Valley Ranch.


Now dust is his crop, says Nevada rancher
Groundwater pumping dries Milt Thompson's Diamond Valley Ranch.
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Rancher joins coalition to fight 'water grabs'
A wary rancher joins an environmental group after groundwater pumping dries his ranch.

Uncommon Westerners

Can Dan Beard reclaim Reclamation?
A profile of Dan Beard, head of Bureau of Reclamation, shows his role within the Department of the Interior.


Second Skin
Lizard skin leads the author to musings on nature.
Close encounters with coyotes
The writer relates her experience watching coyotes.

Book Reviews

Does the ski industry pay enough?
A GAO report shows ski industry payments for use of public lands.
Future Forests
'Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century' brings forestry experts together in Portland, Ore.
Mining Pollution Solutions
International mining pollution prevention conference in Snowmass.
New Redeye Proposed
The Colorado Air National Guard offers a revised plan for F-16 pilots at Redeye.
Trust in the Land
A Land Trust Alliance rally is held in Big Sky, Mont.
Wake up, Christians
'It's Not Easy Being Green' newsletter is a wake-up call for Christian environmentalists.
White sturgeon needs help
White Sturgeon may be designated as an endangered species.

Photo Essay

Quiet pride
Photos and quotes from the book Quiet Pride: Ageless Wisdom of the American West, by Robert Alan Clayton and J. Bourge Hathaway.


A bird, a plane, no, a missile
Rep. Karen Shepherd spearheads resistance to missile flyovers in Utah.
At Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats it's a race for brine
The Bureau of Land Management agrees to add salt to Bonneville's receding Salt Flats.
Gold company stymied in Montana's Sweet Grass Hills
The BLM refuses permission to explore gold-mining claims in the Sweet Grass hills.
Shooting in the West
BLM Director Jim Baca proposes new regulations for filming on public lands.
The last sockeye?
Only three sockeye salmon return to spawn at Redfish Lake.
Biowarfare is back
The army resumes chemical weapons testing at the Dugway Proving Ground.
Wilderness bill for Colorado advances
The Colorado House approves legislation proposing 711,170 new acres of wilderness.
Grazers and greenies agree on reforms
The High Country Citizens' Alliance and the Gunnison County Stockgrowers work together on a grazing proposal.
More questions for Packwood
The Oregon Bar Association considers sanctions over harrassment charges against Packwood.
A $100,000 tortoise
The Silver State Leasing Co. receives $100,000 fine for killing a desert tortoise during construction near Las Vegas.
Arson feared this summer
Arson could create fire-fighting and salvage timber jobs in Willamette National Forest.
Still looking for Trouble
'Trouble' the grizzly bear is still on the run.
The toner connection
Arizona Senator DeConcini is accused of doing favors for a recycled toner business.
The coyote and the mouse
A rodent expert says that predators could help control hantavirus-spreading deer mice.
Woman arrested for sitting in tree
An Ancient Forest Rescue protester is arrested for blocking a timber sale by sitting in a tree.
Indians ask Congress for a First Amendment
Indian sacred sites are vulnerable to mining because the American Indian Religious Freedom Act has no teeth.
Nuclear industry rolls snake eyes in Nevada
The Nevada Legislature refuses the temptation of millions in federal funds by opposing the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mt.
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