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All is not quiet on the Rocky Mountain Front
Following Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora's banning of new oil and gas leases on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Sen. Max Baucus has a bill to ban oil and gas exploration on surrounding forests as well.
A road to ruins?
New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici is trying to push a controversial six-lane highway through Albuquerque's Petroglyph National Monument.
EPA to ASARCO: Time to pay
The EPA fines ASARCO $62 million with most of the money going to clean up a copper mine in Ray, Ariz., and a smelter in East Helena, Mont.
The Wayward West
Nez Perce fire wolf man Timm Kaminski; Helen Chenoweth defends property rights; Zortman-Landusky mine closes; Utah's Lisbon Valley mine going ahead; Victor, Colo., gold mine must come clean.
High Desert Conference
The 20th annual High Desert Conference is slated for April 30-May 3 at the Malheur Field Station near Burns, Ore.
North Zone Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Guide
Public land agencies in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska have issued a guide to high school groups and college students for hands-on experience.
Are feedgrounds forever?
Gov. Jim Geringer of Wyoming will speak to biologists and ranchers on "Are Feedgrounds Forever?" at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation annual meeting May 15-17 in Dubois, Wyo.
101st National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition
The 101st National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition will be held April 15-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Exploring Aldo Leopold's Legacy: The Land Ethic and the American West in the 21st Century
The third annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium features Aldo Leopold's Legacy, April 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Four Corners celebrated in photos
Photographer Bruce Hucko's exhibit "Images from an Untamed Land" celebrates the Four Corners region.
20 years with the Arapaho
Photographer Sara Wiles exhibits 20 years of powerful photographs of Wyoming's Arapaho people.
The secret's out
A grand jury's "secret" report on Colorado's Rocky Flats bomb factory reveals a reckless decade at the nuclear weapons plant before it was closed in 1989.
Wildlife dollars fund prison
An audit shows that money intended for Colorado state wildlife programs has been spent to buy land for prisons in Rifle and Delta.
Locals protest Vail expansion
Locals and critics charge that Vail Associates is using a ski area expansion as an excuse to develop the area and sell valuable real estate at the expense of elk and lynx habitat.
The Wayward West
Idaho Gov. Phil Batt defends state; Stone Container Corp. settlement; Oregon's Wes Cooley back again; Rep. Chris Cannon loves Lake Powell; USFS buys Valles Caldera in New Mexico.
Groups sue over microbes
The National Park Service is being sued by three environmental organizations for allowing private "bioprospecting" in Yellowstone National Park and backing off from its mandate to protect the park's resources.
University of Colorado's Wirth Chair
All media in Colorado that have covered the issue of sustainability are eligible to apply for a media award from the University of Colorado's Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy.
Glacier National Park
Reservations for camping in Glacier National Park may be made up to three months in advance, beginning March 15, 1998.
18-month moratorium
The Forest Service will hold 25 open houses about its proposed 18-month moratorium on building new roads in forests.
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