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A negligent bureau?
Public Employees for Environmental Responsbility's report, "Comprehensive Study of the Public Domain Forestry Program of the Bureau of Land Management," excoriates the BLM.
Let's talk
A conference on environmental conflict resolution prompted a bill that would establish a U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution within the Udall Foundation.
Eco-ranching - really?
The Sierra Club's Santa Fe, N.M., chapter and the Quivira Coalition host a free workshop June 14 to show that a ranch can be both a successful livestock business and a landscape of healthy native grasses and riparian zones.
Yellowstone at 125
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition holds its 14th annual meeting at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., May 29-June 1, under the theme, "The National Park Idea: Where have we been? Where are we going?"
Free-range ferrets
Black-footed ferrets may soon be returned to Colorado's Moffat County and Utah's Uintah County.
A Republican wins it
Republican Bill Redmond beats out Democrat Eric Serna and Green Party candidate Carol Miller to represent northern New Mexcio as Bill Richardson leaves to be ambassador to the UN.
Watch for fish-friendly foods
The Pacific River Canal's new "Salmon-Safe" program labels agricultural products that don't harm salmon.
Mount Zirkel's acid trip
Air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Craig and Hayden, Colo., is harming wildlife in the Mount Zirkel wilderness.
Pressure builds for Yucca Mountain
U.S. Senate wants to begin using Nevada's Yucca Mountain to temporarily store high-level nuclear waste.
Just don't do it
A logging company defies a request from the Oregon State Forestry Department that loggers voluntarily stop clear-cutting slide-prone slopes above highways and homes.
The wayward West
Ted Turner's "tainted" money; Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund changes name; Patrick Shea to head BLM; Kathy Karpan to head reclamation/enforcement; "mysterious" letter from Ag Dept. against "unlogging"; Max Vezzani quits CO State Land Board; and more.
Wolves will be wolves
Wyoming produces a draft wolf-management plan allowing for six wolf packs to move outside Yellowstone's boundaries.
Pacific Northwest Environmental Directory
The 1996/97 edition of the Pacific Northwest Environmental Directory is a good resource for job-hunters, researchers, etc.
Wetland Restoration in the Landscape
"Wetland Restoration in the Landscape" is a conference set for May 5-7 in Corvallis, Ore.
Transportation partnerships
A symposium, "Transportation Partnerships," will take place May 1-2 in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Wise Use Leadership Conference
Green infiltration of the Christian right is one topic to be discussed at the Wise Use Leadership Conference May 2-4 in Reno/Sparks, Nev.
Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
Spring meeting of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts set for May 1-3 in Colorado Springs.
Night of the Living Beanfield
Two lectures, "Night of the Living Beanfield" and "Reading, Writing and Revolution" set for May 1-4 in Breckenridge, Colo.
Guns are good
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