High Country News - Current Issue

Babbitt moves on mining reform
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, frustrated in his attempts to reform the 1872 Mining Law, creates a task force to find ways to prevent environmental damage from mining without changing the law.
Trade treaty may protect Arizona river
A citizens' petition accuses the U.S. Army of allowing one of its bases dry up Arizona's last free-flowing river, the San Pedro.
A summer of smoke and ashes
Marines and Army soldiers help firefighters in the most intense fire season since 1969.
Utahns roar over lion hunt
The Utah Wildlife Board greatly increases the number of mountain lions hunters are allowed to kill.
Do cows become the Prescott?
A Wilderness Society lawsuit charges that the Forest Service violated the law by allowing grazing in the Prescott National Forest without considering whether the forest could handle it.
What goes around, comes around
Nye County, Nev., county-movement leader Dick Manning loses two lawsuits in court.
Bear of the Land, Bull of the River: Protecting Ecosystem Indicator Species
Alliance for the Wild Rockies holds its 11th annual rendezvous on Sept. 27-29 in Corvallis, Mont.
Conservation and Conservatism: Reflections on clean water
"Conservation and Conservatism: Reflections on clean water," held Sept. 21, in Three Forks, Mont.
Getting Beneath the Surface of Public Lands Issues
The Foundation for American Communications' conference, "Getting Beneath the Surface of Public Lands Issues," held Oct. 4-6 in Englewood, Colo.
Recycling gets rapped
The Environmental Defense Fund pamphlet, "Anti-Recycling Myths," responds to a New York Times article denouncing recycling.
Low cost legal aid
The Project for Participatory Democracy has put out "A Guide to Citizen Law Enforcement: Fighting Environmental Crime at Facilities of the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense."
Bear with us
Review of "Bear Aware: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country" by Bill Schneider.
Two reports set the stage for Sierra Nevada's future
Reviews of "Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Report" and "Sierra Nevada Wealth Index."
Tourism summit
A conference, "Seeking Common Ground," is held Sept. 24-26 in Lake Tahoe, Calif.
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