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Who will save our animals?
The Jehovah's Witnesses publication "Awake!" worries about wildlife.
The more remote, the better
Locals form a group, Stehekin Alert, to protect remote Stehekin Valley, Wash., from development.
Least loved beasts
The anthology "Least Loved Beasts of the Really Wild West: A Tribute" salutes coyotes, tarantulas, snakes and other uncharismatic creatures.
On the road
The Montana-based Native Forest Network tours the West to educate people about threatened roadless areas in the Northern Rockies.
Mountain bikers in Moab pay to ride
The Moab area BLM started charging recreationists user fees several years ago, when mountain biking in Utah began to grow out of control.
Paying to play in the Sawtooths
For the first time ever, it costs to hike in Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area, but many users are forgetting or refusing to pay the $2 a day fee.
Glen Canyon Institute
The third annual conference of the Glen Canyon Institute is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 8-9.
National Recreation and Access Summit "97
The National Recreation and Access Summit "97 will be held in Boulder, Colo., Nov. 7-8.
Managing Colorado Watersheds for Riparian and Wetland Values
Colorado Riparian Association's Oct. 14-16 conference will be held in Montrose, Colo., "Managing Colorado Watersheds for Riparian and Wetland Values."
Western Colorado Congress
Western Colorado Congress holds its 17th annual meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., on Oct. 11.
Call to the Desert
Call to the Desert is a conference that will cover "hot" topics at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, Oct. 10-13.
The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee
The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee is getting together Oct. 7 and 8 in Jackson, Wyo., to discuss air quality.
Just charge it
The Tucson Electric Power Company opens eight free charge-up stations in Tucson for electric cars.
Keeping rural American rural
A revised edition of "Saving America's Countryside: A Guide to Rural Conservation" shows how local action can stave off urbanization.
It's a big bird
Eleven California condors released earlier in northern Arizona can be seen cruising the skies now over Grand Canyon and as far away as Moab, Utah.
Chemicals aren't the only answer
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides celebrates 20 years of activism with an anniversary conference.
Just in time for the budget requests
The Government Accounting Office issues a report saying the Forest Service costs taxpayers millions of dollars by its inability to make timely decisions and its "indifference toward accountability."
Vandals didn't silence the past
Vandals destroy computer disks containing Indian language archives in Oregon's Warm Springs Indian Reservation, but with help from many volunteers much of the irreplaceable material is retrieved.
Trees refuse to croak
Forest Service officials admit that 10,000 acres of supposedly "dead" trees offered for salvage logging on Idaho's Payette National Forest weren't dead after all.
Farmland wins a round
The Oregon Supreme Court upholds the state's right to enforce strict rules against the non-agricultural development of high-value farmland.
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