High Country News - Wildlife

Saving the remnants
Citizens' Wilderness Proposal for Wyoming BLM lands being developed.
ADC must go
Two reports look at abuses in Animal Damage Control program.
Mushrooming business is curbed
Forest Service develops regulations to quell violence in Northwest's booming mushroom business.
Suit halts coyote killings
Lawsuit forces Idaho to cancel permit for shooting coyotes.
Dollars, Sense and Salmon
The Idaho Statesman offers reprints of its series, "Dollars, Sense and Salmon," on dams on the Lower Snake River.
Another wild opportunity
The BLM brings six Colorado areas closer to possible wilderness designation by labeling them "roadless."
Plumas lake poisoned despite civil disobedience
Despite vigorous local protest, the California Department of Fish and Game poisons Lake Davis to eradicate non-native pike.
Serious trouble for snow geese
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increases bag limits on snow geese after biologists warn that the birds are too prolific for their own good.
Taxpayers subsidize cheap vacations
Under criticism from the General Accounting Office, the Forest Service agrees to reappraise and raise the leases on the valuable cabin sites it has in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest.
Burning down the woods
The timber company that accidentally burned 8,000 acres of Arizona's Coconino National Forest will be allowed to bid on a salvage timber sale in the burned area.
Big trees fall in contested sale
Old-growth ponderosa pines fall in New Mexico when the court denies Forest Guardian's attempt to stop the La Manga timber sale.
Activists wade through mudslides
Idaho environmentalists accuse the Forest Service of withholding evidence that logging on steep slopes has caused recent massive mudslides on the Clearwater National Forest.
Big stink over northern pike
Determined opponents protest a California fish and game department plan to poison Lake Davis to ride it of non-native northern pike.
Rafters vs. fish
River outfitters protest the Forest Service's policy of periodically closing Idaho's Salmon River to floaters to protect endangered salmon.
Flattened fauna need help
Western painted turtles are dying on a dangerous stretch of Montana's Route 93 through Mission Valley.
A timber country memoir
Robert Leo Heilman's "Overstory: Zero; Real Life in Timber Country" portrays life in a logging community.
Least loved beasts
The anthology "Least Loved Beasts of the Really Wild West: A Tribute" salutes coyotes, tarantulas, snakes and other uncharismatic creatures.
It's a big bird
Eleven California condors released earlier in northern Arizona can be seen cruising the skies now over Grand Canyon and as far away as Moab, Utah.
Just in time for the budget requests
The Government Accounting Office issues a report saying the Forest Service costs taxpayers millions of dollars by its inability to make timely decisions and its "indifference toward accountability."
Trees refuse to croak
Forest Service officials admit that 10,000 acres of supposedly "dead" trees offered for salvage logging on Idaho's Payette National Forest weren't dead after all.
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