The decline and fall of salmon

November 15, 1993

Logging, hydropower and fishing contribute to the decline of salmon in Oregon waters.


The decline and fall of salmon
Logging, hydropower and fishing contribute to the decline of salmon in Oregon waters.
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Western governers want help
Governors from Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon ask the President to design a strategy to restore declining salmon runs.
Groups blast recovery plan for four salmon runs
A Snake River Chinook Recovery Team plan to truck salmon downstream does more to protect hydropower than fish, critics say.


Clinton's forest plan draws 83,000 responses
Clinton's Option 9 forest plan draws fire from all sides after the April Forest Summit.
Don't drink the water
The Central Arizona Project experiences more glitches in Tucson.
I'll take that
A hunter abandons a bull elk after a grizzly arrives on the scene.
Miners drop 490,000 claims to avoid fees
A mining reform implemented by Congress and enforced by the BLM causes miners to abandon 50 percent of their claims.
The return of the Cheyenne skulls brings a bloody Western story to a close
The return of Cheyenne skeletal remains recalls their 1879 massacre.
Two "miners" may be seeking to shaft into U.S. Treasury
Two Oregon miners may have staked a claim to pressure the feds to buy them out.
Did Grizzlies fleece rancher?
Wyoming rancher blames a grizzly for his loss of over 200 sheep.
Robertson out, Unger in, Thomas in limbo
Clinton selects replacements for the Chief and Associate Chief of the Forest Service.
Wilderness is ransomed
Forester Elizabeth Estill approves a controversial land trade that gives Tom Chapman 107 acres near Telluride in exchange for his 240-acre inholding in the West Elk Wilderness.
Methadone helped kill Leroy Jackson
An autopsy reveals traces of methadone in Navajo activist Leroy Jackson's blood.
Recall defeated in Utah
Members of the Grand County Council beat back a recall vote, despite a well-financed campaign.
Senate dukes it out with Babbitt
Western senators and ranchers are trying to kill Babbitt's grazing reform package.
A Cherokee charade
Harley "Swift Deer" Reagan's Cherokee spiritual and sexual techniques are labeled counterfeit by the Cherokee Nation.
Death in Grand Canyon
Three people fall to their deaths in a four-day period at the Grand Canyon.
Interior settles refuge lawsuit
The Interior Department says it will stop grazing, motorboating and other secondary uses on the nation's wildlife refuges.
A timely solution for the Hells Canyon river war
The Forest Service proposes a plan to appease jet-boaters and other river users in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
More talk about wolves
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extends its deadline for public comment on the wolf restoration project in Yellowstone.
Office bombed in Nevada
A bomb explodes at the Bureau of Land Management office in Reno.


An open letter to Judge William Dwyer:
An environmentalist sends a plea to Judge William Dwyer to carefully consider the drawbacks of Option 9 in Clinton's forest plan.
The Forest Service clings to an outmoded ideology
Jack Ward Thomas represents the reform-mindedness the U.S. Forest needs.
Is the Gila pasture or wilderness?
A coalition of environmentalists pressures the Forest Service to control grazing and the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Gila Wilderness.
In Montana, Logging Companies Cut, Run and Whine
A critic lambasts Champion Lumber for robbing his home state of its resource.
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