Shrink to fit

December 12, 1994

The National Park Service may be downsized and reorganized.


Shrink to fit
National Park Service faces mammoth reorganization.


Parks as cash cows
Concessionaires make huge profits from parks.
For the white and well-to-do
Raising entrance fees may discourage minorities from visiting parks.
A trial run at Glacier
During Gil Lusk's tenure as Glacier's superintendent, he worked hard at communitiy planning.
Who will run the new Park Service?
Reorganization of the Park Service will change the management of individual parks.
An urban park is surrounded by controversy
Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M., faces pressure from the surrounding city.
BLM: The Next Generation
Listed officials of the BLM


He felt the earth move when scientists nuked western Colorado
A protester describes the underground explosion of an atomic bomb in western Colorado in 1969.

Book Reviews

A passion for less
New Road Map Foundation advocates voluntary simplicity.
Fighters for justice
People of Color Environmental Groups 1994-95 Directory lists more than 300 minority grass-roots groups.
Crude awakening
Friends of the Earth accuses the oil industry of waste in Crude Awakening.
War on wheels
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance says off-road vehicles are damaging Utah wildlands.
Pests and pesticides
Pesticides in our Communities suggests safer alternatives to chemical pesticides.
The honeymoon is over
Nonprofit River Network offers advice on saving rivers - and working with the media.
Rocky Mountain Naturalist
Radiant Days: Writings by Enos Mills contains essays by the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Former interns, odds and ends, corrections


The BLM: New faces and new attitudes
New appointees at the BLM reflect a change in the agency.
Drilling in Wyoming
The Forest Service rejects appeal to reduce oil and gas leasing in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Stupid shooting
Vandals use saguaro cactus for target practice near Phoenix.
Foul hunting tactic under attack in the West
Bear baiting faces bans in the West
Mount Usher-in-More
Mount Rushmore plans a huge new parking lot to handle increased visitation.
Owl defenders awarded $1 million
Federal government must pay lawyers who fought for spotted owl protection.
Reprieve for the Uintas
Chevron decides not to drill in the Uinta Mountains.
Another water project is drowned
The controversial Homestake II water project is defeated.
Judge hints that Clinton's forest plan is dead
The Option Nine forest plan may be sent back for revision for more owl and salmon protection.
Noose threatens planning supporter
Planning supporter Ellen Gray receives death threats in Everett, Washington.

Photo Essay

Desert Images
Desert photographs by Phil Lauro.


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