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Tell it to the judge
Ninety-five species of Southwestern wildlife, proposed over a year ago for listing as endangered, still have not been evaluated.
Rumble in the watershed
A watershed council, formed to manage Idaho's South Fork of the Snake River, is in trouble because it refused to allow environmentalists to be represented in the group.
Dear Michael Dombeck
Biologists and botanists from 30 different forests have written a letter to new Chief Michael Dombeck, saying the agency's ability to achieve its conservation goals is seriously hampered by budget cuts.
Getting off the road to ruin
The Alliance for a Paving Moratorium publishes a quarterly, "Auto-Free Times," out of Arcata, California.
It's back
The U.S. Air Force tries again to get air space over the Owyhee Canyonlands for bombing and training flights.
Following the salmon
The new "Northwest Salmon Recovery Report" provides an independent voice on regional salmon issues.
Beauty prized above all
A survey of the Grand Canyon region's lower-income residents shows that they favor protecting the environment over promoting economic growth.
Intimidation is on the rise
The reports by the Oregon-based Western States Center document a chilling rise of incidents of harassment of environmentals and public employees by wise-users' extremist allies.
Cry Wolf
Review of "The Great American Wolf" by Bruce Hampton
Wild Idaho!
Sawtooth National Recreation Area celebrates 25 years at the Wild Idaho! conference, May 16-18, at Redfish Lake Lodge near Stanley.
Arizona Grazing Clearinghouse
A workshop will explore the health of public land and grazing practices on June 14-15 at Northern Arizona State University.
Marathon Oil sues to get into roadless area
Marathon Oil Company is suing to get into lands pulled from a routine oil and gas lease sale because they are in a roadless, possible wilderness area.
Wolves have friend in Washington
Washington's Congressman Norm Dicks is pushing for the reintroduction of wolves in his district's Olympic National Park.
Taking range reform by the horns
Navajo ranchers are warming up to the idea of range reform on their overgrazed, drought-damaged reservation.
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