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The Wayward West
Helen Chenoweth, Barbara Cubin, Jim Hansen and Rick Hill give Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey and Tom DeLay a tour of the West; Bruce Babbitt, Sen. Slade Gorton on Elwha dam removal; convicted Fife Symington resigns; Jane Dee Hull is Ariz. gov.; Ricky Denesik
Heavy metals move
One hundred years of heavy metals left from mining in Idaho's Silver Valley are migrating through Lake Coeur d'Alene and entering Washington via the Spokane River.
American Birding Association
The American Birding Association is sponsoring the Young Birder of the Year Competition.
Connections
The Connections conference, from Oct. 2-5, will be held in Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park and includes speaker Dave Foreman.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
The Great Old Broads for Wilderness Annual Broadwalk and Conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 5 in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Waterton-Glacier International Writers Workshop
The Waterton-Glacier International Writers Workshop will be held Sept. 25-27, in Missoula, Mont.
Montana Environmental Information Center
Members and friends of the Montana Environmental Information Center will rendezvous Sept. 13 in the Bitterroot Valley.
Trailfest 1997
Hikers and trail activists will converge on Vail, Colo., Sept. 6-7 for a Continental Divide Trail Alliance conference.
Quincy Library Group
Michael Jackson, co-founder of the Quincy Library Group, will speak Sept. 5 in Olathe, Colo.
Close those roads
Environmentalists want to close some backcountry roads near Paonia, Colo., that are increasingly popular with all-terrain vehicles.
Fixing Fish Creek
The Forest Service wants to restore Oregon's Fish Creek, damaged by logging, roadbuilding and landslides.
Fleeting forests
The Wilderness Society is requesting a moratorium on logging in Idaho's 8 million acres of unprotected roadless forest.
Abnormal amphibians
Herpetologists are collecting records on malformed amphibians in an attempt to find the cause of the mutations.
Something fishy about this pollution
Environmentalists charge that escaped hatchery salmon in Puget Sound are a "living pollutant" that harms endangered wild salmon and should be regulated.
The Taylor Ranch downsizes
Zachary Taylor sells a third of the controversial Taylor Ranch - locally known as La Sierra - to an undisclosed buyer.
Crossing borders to save hawks
Biologist Brian Woodbridge tracks Swainson's hawks from California to Argentina, and discovers that many are being killed by pesticide-contaminated grasshoppers.
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