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Rising From Tradition
The work of nine Native American artists from Idaho, Oregon and Washington will be on display at the High Desert Museum, titled "Rising From Tradition: Contemporary Native Art from the Plateau."
Summer Wilderness Conference
A double celebration, Wilderness Watch's Summer Wilderness Conference and the annual gathering of the Association of Literature and the Environment converge on Missoula, Mont., July 17-20.
Solstice Institute
The nonprofit Solstice Institute holds a first-day-of-summer celebration June 21 in Boulder, Colo.
Threatened Rivers
Five of the 10 most endangered rivers are in the West, according to American Rivers' annual report.
The road to no sprawl
Colorado Commons and its new quarterly of the same name seek to be a voice for sane, environmentally sound planning in the state.
Who'll run Hanford Reach?
Washington Sen. Patty Murray wants to keep the free-flowing, undammed Hanford Reach - the last stretch of the Columbia - free-flowing under federal management.
Condors soar once more over the Southwest
Fifteen California condors have been released in Arizona's Vermillion Cliffs, 70 years after the last one had been seen in the region.
The roads less funded
A bill before Congress would end funding for new logging roads in national forests.
Forester retreats on grazing rules
Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor Bill LeVere, under pressure from Idaho's congressional delegation, withdraws his controversial grazing rules.
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
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