Jack Ward Thomas: Hail to the chief

December 13, 1993

A profile of Jack Ward Thomas, new chief of the Forest Service.


Hail to the Chief
A profile of Jack Ward Thomas, new chief of the Forest Service.
Ranger prods and and pulls her district in a new direction
Kamas District Ranger Melissa Blackwell represents a new direction for the National Forest Service.
Agency inches toward diversity
District Ranger Melissa Blackwell cites her career as proof that the Forest Service is dropping gender barriers and shifting priorities.
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Editor's Note

An historic event
An opinion about the ramifications of appointing Jack Ward Thomas as the new chief of the Forest Service.


The road to affluence
An essay on the changing nature of affluence in today's economy.

Book Reviews

The Air Force wants to designate much of Idaho's Owyhee County as the Big Springs Training Range.
Look Ma, no trees
Tree Free EcoPaper sells paper products made wihout wood.
Montana's disappearing wetlands
The Montana Audubon Council releases a study showing the Clean Water Act is vital to the state's wetlands.
Let the market help
Defenders of Wildlife publishes a report, "Economic Incentives into the Endangered Species Act.'
Put her at the top
The Women Climbers Northwest group releases its 1994 calendar.
Salmon symposium
The University of Washington holds a seminar entitled "Pacific Salmon and their Ecosystems.'
Wetlands at a distance
The managers of Telluride Ski Resort reach a settlement with the EPA in a suit over the largest wetland violation in Colorado history.
Wilderness poets lookout
The Utah Wilderness Association sponsors its 9th annual wilderness poetry competition.

Photo Essay

Western women wild with joy!
A look back at women's suffrage efforts in the west


Faux deer draws faux hunters near Vail
The Colorado Division of Wildlife catches outlaw hunters with Robodeer.
J'accuse in Oregon
The Hells Canyon Preservation Council claims the Forest Service is guilty of desecrating petroglyphs by building roads to Pittsburg Landing.
Logging firms scour the West for trees
Boise Cascade and the Louisiana-Pacific lumber companies export timber from Dixie National Forest to the chagrin of local companies.
Congress halts MRS grants
Department of Energy limits MRS grants to counties or Indian tribes which agree to accept high-level nuclear waste.
Maybe another wolf
Biologists can't confirm if a video shot in Hayden Valley of Yellowstone shows an endangered gray wolf.
Jobs flow to WIPP
The Department of Energy announces it will add 68 jobs to the $8 billion Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
Salvage sales assailed
Several groups sue the Forest Service to block salvage timber sales in Idaho.
Groups say rich ranchers get free ride
Environmental groups charge that BLM land is overgrazed by cattle owned by Hewlett-Packard electronics moguls.
The return of Tom Horn?
The Tom Horn Society claims responsibility for the bombing of a BLM office in Reno.
Clearcuts and the Clearwater
The Sierra Club and the Idaho Wilderness Society agree to a Forest Service plan to cut 80 million board-feet in Idaho.
How many are there?
The House of Represenatives passes a bill to launch the National Biological Survey.
Mining reform moves closer
The House of Represenatives passes a bill to reform the 1872 Mining Law.
Wanderlust West
Record numbers of Germans are touring the west.
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