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Glacier takes a stand
A draft plan for Glacier National Park would ban jet skis and air tours while protecting historic lodges and improving roads and visitor services.
Tour the underground
North Dakota's "Energy Trail" gives tourists a chance to visit coal mines and power plants.
On The Trail
Utah Republican Rep. Merrill Cook loses environmental support to his challenger, Lily Eskelson; in Idaho, League of Conservation Voters puts up money to defeat Rep. Helen Chenoweth; Ariz.'s "Growing Smarter" initiative apparently not what it seems to be.
Hunt sparks whale of a controversy
In Washington, the prospect of the first hunt of gray whales by the Makah Indians in 70 years has environmentalists worried and tribe enthusiastic.
The Wayward West
Utah may trade trust lands in Grand Staircase-Escalante; Mobil Corp. agrees to pay tribes royalties; Portola, Calif., gets $9 million from fish poisoning; salvage logging starts on damaged trees in Routt Nat'l Forest; lynx and wolverine return to Colo.
Critics slam bison plan
Critics blast Yellowstone's draft management plan for bison, which would quarantine, vaccinate and reduce the size of the herd to deal with the threat of brucellosis.
Is park station a boondoggle?
Critics object to Park Service plans to spend user fees on a fancy new welcome center in Grand Teton National Park, rather than on improving existing facilities.
Learning from Innovations in Environmental Protection: A Call for Ideas and Potential Researchers
Congress has commissioned a two-year investigation to find out how the Environmental Protection Agency can be more effective.
The Sonoran Institute
The Sonoran Institute has launched a Web site to allow diverse communities from across the U.S. to share their experiences in managing growth.
Community Efforts on the World Wide Web
In rural Boulder, Colo., a group known as PUMA protects the rural qualities of the Magnolia area by publicizing its efforts on the World Wide Web.
Most Endangered Places List
Colorado Preservation, Inc., has published its Most Endangered Places List, with Colorado's gaming towns in number one position.
Society for Ecological Restoration
The Northwest chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration's conference will focus on broad-based salmon recovery efforts, Oft. 28-30, in Tacoma, Wash.
Conference on Environmental Protection and Growth Management in the West
The first annual Conference on Environmental Protection and Growth Management in the West will include speaker Ian L. McHarg, author of "Design With Nature," Oct. 23-24 at the University of Denver.
Research and Resource Management of Parks and Public Lands
The George Wright Society is calling for papers for its 10th confereence next spring, with topics related to research, resource management and education in protected areas.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Great Old Broads' ninth Wilderness Conference will take place Oct. 10-11 in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
The Oregon Natural Desert Association
The annual meeting of the Oregon Natural Desert Association takes place Sept. 26-27 near Fossil, Ore.
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