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October 7, 2006: Judge tosses out Bush's illegal plan, reinstates original roadless rule! Great news for those who have been following this issue for years.

October 7, 2006 Montana: Judge orders intense study of wolverine.

October 7, 2006 Arizona: Judges ruling could end day use fees.

October 7, 2006: Bush policy irks judges in the West.

August 8, 2006 Wyoming: Outfitters step forward to protect Wyoming Range.

August 8, 2006: Bush overrule compromises roadless forests.

August 8, 2006 Minnesota: Salvaging the BWCAW blowdown? The myth lives on with some.

August 8, 2006 Minnesota: Some ATV users damaging state forests.

August 8, 2006: Bush admin auctions timber sale in national forest roadless area.

August 8, 2006: Rey: Plan to sell national forests to be revived.

August 7, 2006 Utah: Judge says pristine public land oil leases were sold illegaly.

August 7, 2006 Montana: Coalition buys Rocky Mountain Front leases.

August 7, 2006: Keeping Yellowstone from being loved to death.

August 7, 2006: Geyser gazing in Yellowstone.

August 7, 2006 Wyoming: Mountain guide survives 80 foot fall.

August 7, 2006: Scientific distortion started at top.

August 5, 2006 California: Legislation protects critical coastal habitat.

August 5, 2006 Colorado: Wolf Creek village would cut off wildlife, critics say.

August 5, 2006 Montana: Hillbillies release gator in pond, then more hillbillies kill it later.

August 5, 2006 Montana: Big Creek fire cost nearing 2 million.

August 5, 2006 Wyoming: Residents question mountain lion kills.

August 5, 2006 Idaho: Wildlands bill may be combined into package.

August 4, 2006 Montana: Big Creek, South Pine fires "looking good".

August 4, 2006: Using sulfur to fix global warming symptoms?

August 4, 2006: Roadless Rule back in court.

August 4, 2006 Idaho: Feds kill wolves.

August 4, 2006 Washington: Settlement reached in grizzly logging suit.

August 4, 2006: Delusional thinking in the Senate.

August 3, 2006 Colorado: Senator questions delay in forest plan.

August 3, 2006 Wyoming: Change in the air.

August 3, 2006 North Dakota: Western governors push for drought aid.

August 3, 2006 Idaho: Fires rage across region.

August 3, 2006 Montana: Forest Service hears little agreement on Little Belt plan.

August 3, 2006 Montana: Record high bighorn sheep numbers in the Breaks.

August 1, 2006: Avoiding wildfires by eliminating trees. ( Colbert Report video).

August 1, 2006: NRA doesn't represent both hunters and gun owners.

August 1, 2006 Montana: What good are the northern praries?

August 1, 2006: Grizzlies stressed out by oil and gas projects.

August 1, 2006 Montana: Special rules aim to save trout.

August 1, 2006 Idaho: Wolf pack keeps eating radio collars.

July 31, 2006 Colorado: Matriarch of the mountains.

July 31, 2006: Montana, Idaho still push for wolf delisting.

July 31, 2006: House passes abandoned mines bill.

July 31, 2006 Utah: Wilderness groups challenge reversal.

July 31, 2006: Global warming scientist has grown tired of Crichton and Coulter misrepresenting him.

July 31, 2006 Montana: Comment period extended for forest plans.

July 29, 2006 Montana: Hot weather prompts no-fishing rules.

July 29, 2006: Utilities give big bucks to global warming skeptic.

July 29, 2006: Global warming threatens twelve U.S. national parks.

July 29, 2006 Idaho: Elk Summit area to be closed temporarily.

July 29, 2006 Idaho: Forest Service blasts logjam.

July 29, 2006 Utah: BLM vetoes oil development near Arches.

July 28, 2006 New Mexico: Wildlife service downlists endangered Gila trout.

July 28, 2006 Montana: Be heard on Lewis and Clark NF plans.

July 28, 2006 Wyoming: Agency halts ski area expansion.

July 28, 2006: Oft-criticized National Park chief resigns.

July 28, 2006 Idaho: Logjam blocks rafters.

July 28, 2006 Colorado: Groups, landowners protest forest leases.

July 27, 2006 North Dakota: Forest Service to poison 10,000 prarie dogs.

July 27, 2006 Colorado: Public lands to slash jobs in region.

July 27, 2006 Colorado: Global warming threatens parks.

July 27, 2006 Wyoming: Feds reject wolf petition.

July 27, 2006: House approves wilderness for Oregon, California and Idaho.

July 27, 2006 Montana: Morning Star and Oldman campgrounds remain closed.

July 26, 2006 New Mexico: Growing coalition opposes drilling.

July 26, 2006 Utah: Court dismisses challenge of Grand Staircase Monument.

July 26, 2006 Montana: Sen. Baucus supports full removal of Mike Horse Dam.

July 26, 2006 Alaska: Grizzlies on rivers put managers on edge.

July 26, 2006 Idaho: Simpson gets wilderness bill past House hurdle.

July 26, 2006 Wyoming: Logging project in roadless portion of Wind River mountains halted.

July 24, 2006 Montana: Questions loom for Glacier trails.

July 24, 2006: Experts question changes to clean air rules.

July 24, 2006 California: Fire in Joshua Tree National Park fully contained.

July 24, 2006 Montana: States should remove threats to roadless forests.

July 24, 2006 Idaho: Officials hose down hot moose.

July 24, 2006 Montana: "It's an inspiration".

July 22, 2006 California: Judge blocks Yosemite National Park river plan.

July 22, 2006: Senators rap "healthy forests" act.

July 22, 2006 Alaska: Bear cam tracks grizzlies.

July 22, 2006 Utah: Bear killed after biting camper through tent.

July 22, 2006 Nevada: Forest Service seeks help to combat trashed lands.

July 22, 2006 Colorado: Rocky Mountain sigh.

July 21, 2006 Montana: Easements will protect wildlife on Madison Valley ranch.

July 21, 2006 Colorado: Forest Service plan threatens wilderness.

July 21, 2006 Colorado: Drilling in HD roadless area upsets board members.

July 21, 2006 Utah: License sales decline.

July 21, 2006 Utah: State nixes lease for Green River drilling.

July 21, 2006 Wyoming: Humans put squeeze on ancient pronghorn migration.

July 20, 2006 Minnesota: Hot, dry weather to boost fire risk in Superior NF.

July 20, 2006 Colorado: Spectacular views in the land of the 14'ers.

July 20, 2006 Idaho: Forest Service will let backcountry fires burn out.

July 20, 2006 Oregon: Deschutes NF plans recreation changes.

July 20, 2006 Pennsylvania: Timber theft on the rise in the Allegheny NF.

July 20, 2006 Idaho: House panel OK's wilderness proposal.

July 18, 2006: Senate feud over Forest Service policy.

July 18, 2006 Wisconsin: Groups want to preserve states rare, small roadless areas.

July 18, 2006 Colorado: Group plans to sue over Wolf Creek roads. More on this story here.

July 18, 2006 Wyoming: Hunting, fishing fees may rise.

July 18, 2006 Wyoming: Tip of a melting iceberg?

July 18, 2006 Colorado: Peaks get global warming system.

July 15, 2006 California: Governor to seek road ban on 4.4 million acres of roadless national forest.

July 15, 2006 Oregon: Plan to log roadless area based on bad policy.

July 15, 2006 Montana: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF merits protection.

July 15, 2006 Colorado: Eagles Nest wilderness turns 30.

July 15, 2006 Wisconsin: Mike Dombeck: Keep state's forest areas remote, wild and roadless.

July 15, 2006 Vermont: Unique opportunity for wilderness.

July 13, 2006 Colorado: Feds gunning for wilderness predators.

July 13, 2006: New rules will lead to overgrazing.

July 13, 2006: Bill would exempt public input on national forest projects.

July 13, 2006: Grizzly bear returns to Canada enclosure.

July 13, 2006 Montana: U.N. takes up proposal to declare Glacier-Waterton in danger.

July 13, 2006 Idaho: Trail reopens after grizzly attack.

July 12, 2006 Wyoming: the Wyoming Range: Wyoming's hidden gem(pdf).

July 12, 2006 California: Rare alliance would protect land in Humboldt-Toiyabe NF.

July 12, 2006 Montana: Madison valley landowners seek to stop subdivision.

July 12, 2006 Minnesota: Extremist Grams views come through again.

July 12, 2006 Wyoming: Yellowstone NP to restore westslope cutthroat to NW corner.

July 12, 2006 Wyoming: Injured climber flown from canyon in Grand Teton National Park.

July 11, 2006 Maine: Plum foolish ( by Ted Williams). Plum Creek prepares to trash the Maine woods.

July 11, 2006 Minnesota: Vote for the environment this fall.

July 11, 2006: Warming drove recent upswing in wildfires.

July 11, 2006 Idaho: Researchers wonder what's killing Hells Canyon bighorn.

July 11, 2006 Colorado: Rain welcome, but won't put much of a dent in the drought.

July 11, 2006 Montana: State proposes plan for managing western grizzlies.

July 10, 2006 Oregon: Smith proposes southern Oregon grazing buyout.

July 10, 2006: Rider would eliminate public involvement on some forest projects.

July 10, 2006 Colorado: Aspens dying off north of Mancos.

July 10, 2006: Groups fight grizzly plan.

July 10, 2006 Montana: State wildlife officials want more grizzlies added to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem.

July 10, 2006 Alaska: North Slope musk oxen dissapearing.

July 8, 2006 Idaho: Forest Service puts gold mining operation on hold.

July 8, 2006 Utah: Conservation groups fear oil, gas rigs will hurt forest land.

July 8, 2006 Montana: Bozeman researchers look to reduce wildlife accidents.

July 8, 2006 Montana: Blackfoot river cleanup slated.

July 8, 2006 New Mexico: Drought puts native fish in danger.

July 8, 2006 Wyoming: Sportsmen's group proposes wildlife coalition.

July 7, 2006 Minnesota: Study finds humans a major cause of lynx mortality.

July 7, 2006 Utah: Appeals court halts clear-cut.

July 7, 2006 Montana: Wild horse plan worries some.

July 7, 2006 Wyoming: Grizzly researchers lead inductees.

July 7, 2006 California: Forest Service ends restrictions.

July 7, 2006 Montana: Judge won't block Bitterroot forest logging project.

July 6, 2006 Montana: Emphasis changing for timber lands.

July 6, 2006 New Mexico: Valle Vidal bill advances.

July 6, 2006 New Mexico: Rains keep Cibola NF open.

July 6, 2006 Wyoming: Expert touts wolf changes.

July 6, 2006 Wyoming: Bill would keep snowmobiles in Yellowstone.

July 6, 2006 Utah: Leasing worries conservationists.

July 4, 2006 Montana: Rehberg splits with Burns over Rocky Mountain Front drilling.

July 4, 2006 Montana: Burns takes right stance.

July 4, 2006 Montana: Energy company donates Rocky Mountain Front drilling leases to Trout Unlimited.

July 4, 2006 Wisconsin: As darkness falls, so do the hex bugs.

July 4, 2006 Wyoming: Plan eliminates campground at lodge.

July 4, 2006 Montana: Injunction sought over thinning project.

July 3, 2006 Minnesota: Half of lynx collared population dies.

July 3, 2006 Montana: Burns adopts Baucus's postion on the Rocky Mountain Front. Clearly an election ploy, but there is nothing wrong with doing the right thing. Burns has one of the worst conservation scores from the LCV.

July 3, 2006: Public land sell-off plans all but dead.

July 3, 2006 Wyoming: Moose by numbers.

July 3, 2006 Wyoming: Where art thou, moose?

July 3, 2006 New Mexcio: Parched in the SW.

June 30, 2006: Lawmakers dump Bush's national forest sell-off plan!

June 30, 2006: Grizzly escapes from resort again.

June 30, 2006 Arizona: Your input sought on managing roadless areas.

June 30, 2006 Wyoming: Energy workers, union workers oppose drilling on Bridger-Teton NF.

June 30, 2006 Washington: Judge halts ORV trail project in Wenatchee NF.

June 30, 2006: Faithful flock to defunct web cam.

June 29, 2006 Montana: Support building for partnership forest plan on Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF.

June 29, 2006 Colorado: Region rallies for roadless areas.

June 29, 2006 Idaho: Burn area coming back to life in Sawtooths.

June 29, 2006 Oregon: Roadless timber sale advances.

June 29, 2006: Park gateways deal with growth.

June 29, 2006 Montana: House votes to release Going to the Sun road repair funds.

June 27, 2006 Montana: Livestock groups oppose Yellowstone bison plan.

June 27, 2006 Minnesota: Ease the pressure on parks.

June 27, 2006 Vermont: Green Mountain national forest buys Dorset corridor.

June 27, 2006 New Mexico: USDA to consider roadless protection for national forests.

June 27, 2006: Is global warming fueling western wildfires? Video clip of this story here.

June 27, 2006 Montana: Still life, with woodpeckers.

June 26, 2006 Minnesota: Bear in a bucket saved by conservation officer.

June 26, 2006 Montana: Our public lands are taking a beating.

June 26, 2006 Oregon: The roadless routine.

June 26, 2006: Fire sale in the forests.

June 26, 2006: Off-road use, drug running becoming growing menace to national forest rangers.

June 26, 2006 Wyoming: A magic place.

June 24, 2006: The Bush administration record on public land. ( this website and it's archive provides an even higher detailed review of the administrations public land record over the past year).

June 24, 2006 Wyoming: Moisture levels at record low in some parts of state.

June 24, 2006 Utah: Land swap deal clears House committee.

June 24, 2006 Oregon: Lack of cash strains national parks.

June 24, 2006 Wyoming: Fireball sightings stretch to Grand Teton National Park.

June 24, 2006 Illinois: Shawnee National Forest plan documents.

June 23, 2006: Hottest in 400 years: Top scientists say humans causing global warming. Video here.

June 23, 2006 Colorado: Groups blast oil, gas leases.

June 23, 2006 Montana: Caves will get new lights.

June 23, 2006 Montana: Bitterroot forest offers compromise for ATV's.

June 23, 2006 Wyoming: Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn being renovated. ( video )

June 23, 2006 California: Bridge being built around rock slide that is blocking route into Yosemite.

June 22, 2006: Fires continue across the southwest.

June 22, 2006 Idaho: Judge halts forest grazing.

June 22, 2006 Wyoming: Fire grows in the Medicine Bow NF.

June 22, 2006 Washington: 41 pound beaver hit by car grows it's teeth back.

June 22, 2006 Montana: Glacier National Park, Flathead NF pounded by flooding.

June 22, 2006 Wyoming: Black bear captured and killed in Yellowstone National Park.

June 21, 2006 Montana: How - and - why the Bush administration is dismantling the Forest Service.

June 21, 2006 New Mexico: Roadless status for Valle Vidal sought.

June 21, 2006 Wyoming: Agressive black bear removed from Canyon area in Yellowstone.

June 21, 2006 Illinois: Endorsing ponds in the Shawnee NF.

June 21, 2006 Wyoming: Drilling companies not happy with Thomas comments on NF drilling.

June 21, 2006: Park maintenance list keeps growing, despite Bush promise.

June 20, 2006: Revised parks policy boosts conservation? It looks like Kempthorne has reversed the controversial proposed guidelines from last year. Still, as the article points out, lobbyists have three weeks to influence the policy.

June 20, 2006 Colorado: Outfitters rally for roadless areas.

June 20, 2006 Utah: Sportsmen go where fish and wildlife, but no roads, are.

June 20, 2006 New Hampshire: Forest roadless rule whittled to nothing.

June 20, 2006 Washington: Budget cuts leave marks in U.S. parks.

June 20, 2006 Washington: Woman rescued after two days lost in Olympic National Park.

June 19, 2006: National Parks squeezed. Also National Parks in disrepair.(video). Also see National Park slideshow.

June 19, 2006 Washington: Park Service retirees irked over Olympic cutbacks.

June 19, 2006: Bush admin to ramp up aerial gunning and wildlife poisoning in protected wilderness areas.

June 19, 2006 Minnesota: Conservation easements may help slow development of state's forests.

June 19, 2006 New Mexico: Firefighters report progress.

June 19, 2006 Wyoming: Trauner: no 'for sale' sign on public lands.

June 17, 2006: Bush admin takes aim at predators in designated wilderness areas.

June 17, 2006 California: Conservation groups to sue over national forest drilling.

June 17, 2006 Wyoming: Fugitives caught in Yellowstone National Park. (video)

June 17, 2006 Oregon:Conservationists ask judge to block logging in roadless area.

June 17, 2006 Colorado: Drought takes toll.

June 17, 2006 Washington: Tight budget leads to cuts at Mount Rainier National Park.

June 16, 2006 Montana: Rain delays west opening of Going to the Sun road.

June 16, 2006 Utah: Redford: "You can't reason with a stone".

June 16, 2006 Minnesota: The Vanishing Forest.

June 16, 2006 Montana: Judge grants logging motion.

June 16, 2006 Oregon: The roadless raid.

June 16, 2006 Colorado: State issues warning as fires burn.

June 15, 2006 Minnesota: The BWCAW, 25 years later. (audio and text).

June 15, 2006 Oregon: North entrance road opens at Crater Lake national park.

June 15, 2006 Wyoming: Grouse decline in methane fields.

June 15, 2006 Colorado: Senator seeks drilling delay.

June 15, 2006 Montana: Evidence of grizz cubs in the cabinets.

June 15, 2006 Colorado: Defending dad's legacy.

June 13, 2006 Oregon: Forest Service auctions off roadless area timber.

June 13, 2006 Montana: Some pollutants get worse in Yellowstone.

June 13, 2006 Colorado: Dust and snow.

June 13, 2006 Wyoming: Yellowstone geyser, inactive since '98 , erupts.

June 13, 2006 Oregon: Governor will try to halt roadless area timber sale.

June 13, 2006 Arizona: Fire-fighting supertanker waiting to get off the ground.

June 12, 2006 Colorado: Hermosa Creek roadless area could be considered for wilderness designation in San Juan NF plan revision.

June 12, 2006 Montana: Article launches investigation into heli-fishing on Rocky Mountain Front.

June 12, 2006: EPA quietly attempts to radically change pollution rules.

June 12, 2006: Think like a bear to avoid unwanted visits.

June 12, 2006 California: Primary vote shows vulnerability for Pombo.

June 12, 2006: Climate change hits the American West.

June 10, 2006 Idaho: Wolf sightings on the rise near Stanley.

June 10, 2006 New Mexico: Wolf program hurting.

June 10, 2006 Montana: Bear charges hikers in Paradise Valley.

June 10, 2006 Wyoming: Park biologists stepping up efforts to save cutthroat trout.

June 9, 2006 New Mexico: Roadless lands may stay roadless. I would be very surprised if the feds granted that petition.

June 9, 2006: Ignoring science is risky business after forest fires.

June 9, 2006 Utah: Eyes in the West are on federal land sale.

June 9, 2006: Action Alert: Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act.

June 9, 2006 Washington: Whistle-blower decision leaves workers gagged.

June 9, 2006 Colorado: State investigates reported wolf sighting.

June 8, 2006: Roadless areas and sportsmen.

June 8, 2006 California: Highway 140 could be closed for a year.

June 8, 2006 Wyoming: Yellowstone grizz dies from collision.

June 8, 2006 Colorado: Elk get blame for fewer beavers, wetlands.

June 8, 2006 Oregon: Roadless area timber sale announced, despite opposition.

June 8, 2006: Selling roadless areas spurs outrage from outdoor enthusiasts.

June 6, 2006 Colorado: Groups appeal Wolf Creek roads.

June 6, 2006 New Mexico: Lincoln NF fire spotters keep watch.

June 6, 2006 New Mexico: Governor steps up for roadless areas. More on this story here.

June 6, 2006 Indiana: Indiana DNR still doesn't get it. Opening public Dune land to hotels?

June 6, 2006 Colorado: Heat sparks worries.

June 6, 2006: Republican congress budget cuts are hurting the national parks.

June 5, 2006 Wyoming: State joins regional grouse effort.

June 5, 2006: Expect busy fire season for Western ranges.

June 5, 2006 Idaho: Feds study Idaho plan to manage wolves.

June 5, 2006 Montana: Streamflow normal for most state rivers.

June 5, 2006 California: Highway 140 to Yosemite will be closed all summer.

June 5, 2006: National Parks raise fees to offset Bush budget cuts. The Yosemite impact of the budget cuts.

June 3, 2006 California: Forest highway 48 now open.

June 3, 2006 Colorado: Decommissioning of picnic and campground areas.

June 3, 2006 South Dakota: Forest Service crews busy clearing Black Hills trails.

June 3, 2006 Montana: Lewis and Clark national forest campground openings announced. (pdf).

June 3, 2006 Idaho: Lolo Pass honored as visitor center of the year.

June 3, 2006 Ohio: Groups appealing Wayne national forest plan.

June 2, 2006 North Carolina: Study of northern saw-whet owl on Parkway shows species doing ok.

June 2, 2006 Wyoming: Ravens' lives a secret nevermore.

June 2, 2006 Wyoming: Governor objects to oil and gas leasing in the Wyoming Range.

June 2, 2006 Colorado: Rocky Mountain national park pollution rises.

June 2, 2006 Alaska: " This is going to hurt".

June 1, 2006 Utah: National Parks: desperate treasures.

June 1, 2006 Minnesota: Fires shine new light on mercury's impact.

June 1, 2006 Alaska: Tongass - one of the last best stands.

June 1, 2006 Montana: Male research grizzly found dead in Glacier national park.

June 1, 2006 Montana: Assault on Big Drift underway

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