Magazine
Subdividing the desert: Should there be a vote?

October 3, 1994

Tucson activists fight development of the desert's ironwood forest.

Feature

Subdividing the desert: Should there be a vote?
Tucson activists fight development of the desert's ironwood forest.

Essays

An agency icon at 50
The 50 year birthday of Smokey Bear provokes ironic retrospective of icon's career.
Burning nerve gas makes me 'volatile'
The Army's plans to incinerate deadly chemical weapons are dangerous, expensive and irresponsible.
The Southwest's writers are terrified liars
A writer argues that Southwestern writers refuse to tell the truth about the contemporary West.

Book Reviews

Water planning in the desert
Nevada State Division of Water Planning drafts new policy to guide water-planning decisions.
Hikers can bear grizzlies
Greater Ecosystem Alliance says restoring grizzly bear populations won't interfere with recreationists.
Bigots in Big Sky
Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues report on hate groups.
Saved from subdivision
Letter-writing campaign stops development of privately owned land in a national forest.
Sole source
EPA may grant special protection to an aquifer in eastern Washington and Western Idaho as "sole source" of drinking water for the area.
New look at a river basin
The Environmental Defense Fund wants to protect the Colorado River Basin.
One down, three to go
Ecotrust works to save forests by encouraging sensible economic development.
A climbing plan for Devils Tower
Park Service tries to develop a climbing management plan that will satisfy Native Americans who regard Devils Tower as sacred.
No room at the top
American Mountain Foundation tries to save Colorado's "Fourteeners" from being loved to death by climbers.
Save the temperate forests
Second International Temperate Forest Conference meets in Missoula.
False alarm
General Accounting Office report proves that environmental nonprofits do not make money on land transactions.
Peak writing experience
Native American Writers Forum meets in Telluride.
Evolving wetlands
Sixth annual conference of Colorado Riparian Association meets in Alamosa.
Leopold floats us to an understanding
Chip Rawlins reviews A View of the River by Luna Leopold.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Earthquake, Research Fund drive, board meeting in Logan, survey, interns Meg Krehbiel and Chip Giller.

News

Judge rocks Montana's open-pit mines
Montana judge rules that reclamation at open-pit mines in the state must include the pit itself.
Inspector commits "career suicide'
Federal safety inspector Steve Jones is fired after publicizing dangers of chemical weapons incineration at Tooele Army Depot.
Mike Synar loses
Democrat Mike Synar loses Oklahoma primary.
Mining reform: dead or alive?
Chances for reform of the 1872 Mining Law this year recede as Congress prepares to adjourn.
Parental care for uranium tailings only goes so far
Atlas Minerals Co. says cleaning up uranium tailings near Moab may prove too expensive.
Ranchers arrested at wildlife refuge
Ranchers arrested at wildlife refuge
The arrest of rancher Dwight Hammond for running cattle on a wildlife refuge provokes a wise-use backlash in Oregon.
Yellowstone makes bragging hazardous ...
Rangers photograph wildlife so poached animals will be easy to identify.
... As park poacher holds on to trophies
Convicted poacher Donald E. Lewis is allowed to keep his illegal animal trophies.
Forest Service accomplishes appeal-proof timber sales
Activists claim the Forest Service's revised timber sale procedures make appeals almost impossible.

Letters

NewTowncarShare News Classifieds
  • 541-987-2363, [email protected] www.dukewarnerrealtyofeasternoregon.com
  • Eagle County, Colorado (population 53,000) is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as its Community Development Director. This beautiful Colorado Mountain County...
  • The Operations Manager is a full-time permanent position with Friends of the Inyo, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring the public lands of California's...
  • Elizabeth Venable, MA, MPA, grant writer, is an ecologist with experience writing for environmental, social justice, and arts organizations. She has raised $850,000 in grants...
  • WLN is hiring a full-time organizer to lead our work in Indian Country.
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director (ED) has overall operational responsibility for FoGB staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission....
  • Friends of the Inyo seeks a California Desert Lands Protection Fellow to assist with an effective campaign to defend lands in the California desert, including...
  • Part-time, 6-month contractor to promote the benefits of cutting methane waste and reducing ozone.
  • Part-time, 6-month contractor to promote the benefits of cutting methane waste and reducing ozone.
  • Join the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding for a workshop to build your capacity to transform conflicts and create lasting solutions for people and wildlife. April...
  • 1400 sf of habitable space in a custom-designed eco-home created and completed by a published L.A. architect in 1997-99. Nestled within its own 80-acre mountain...
  • Trout Unlimited in New Mexico is seeking a coordinator to work on campaigns and projects that conserve quality fish and wildlife habitats. This position is...
  • The American Forest Foundation (AFF) seeks a smart and highly motivated candidate to join their Western conservation team. The California Conservation Manager supports the Director,...
  • Nov 7-8 in Grand Junction, CO Keynote: Brad Udall on Climate Change Other Topics: Threats to Food Energy Water Security From Forecasting to Decision-Making Science...
  • For more information on RE Sources and a full job description: visit our website:
  • The Rio Grande is one of the Wests most vital rivers and it is in dire need of a passionate, steadfast, and persistent advocate. We...
  • with home on one acre in Pocatello, ID. For information and photos visit www.blackrockforgeproperty.com.
  • Skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, 3 bd/2 bth, deck. 1.38 acres, no covenants. Call Reggie Masters, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty, 970-596-3568.
  • Here is an opportunity to have a piece of self-sufficient paradise on Idaho's Main Salmon River adjacent to the largest Forest Service wilderness area in...
  • Help protect Montanas water quality, family farms and ranches, & unique quality of life. Work hard, meet good people, make the world a better place!...