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April 5, 1995 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rangers who patrol the Toiyabe National Forest, a million of the most isolated acres in the country, are now instructed to travel in pairs, stay in radio contact and avoid confrontation at all costs. They carry wallet-sized cards with phone numbers to call in case of arrest.
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April 30, 2001 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 6,000 years, elk, deer and pronghorns have fled the numbing snows of the high country for the sagebrush plains of western Wyoming. Winter doesn't negotiate here. If the animals don't make it out of the mountains, they die. The problem is, the path between those summer and winter ranges lies on the edge of one of the nation's most productive natural gas fields.
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June 17, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one can say how much the final bill will be for cleaning up the hazardous waste sites dotting neighborhoods, industrial parks and federal land across the country. Congress has appropriated $10.1 billion so far for the Superfund program alone, but even conservative estimates put the final price tag at four to five times that amount. Most independent estimates are far higher.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton asked several state officials Wednesday to suggest boundary and other changes to national monuments, a possible first step toward scaling back the more than 3 million acres that then-President Clinton put under protection during his last two years in office.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
But for the dusty hiking boots and fleece pullover, Bruce Babbitt could have been a game show host: gripping a microphone, swishing the cord out of the way and announcing to the audience, "Let's have at it!"
NEWS
April 30, 2001 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 6,000 years, elk, deer and pronghorns have fled the numbing snows of the high country for the sagebrush plains of western Wyoming. Winter doesn't negotiate here. If the animals don't make it out of the mountains, they die. The problem is, the path between those summer and winter ranges lies on the edge of one of the nation's most productive natural gas fields.
NEWS
March 21, 2001
The Bush administration will propose suspending new environmental regulations on hardrock mining that were imposed on President Clinton's last day in office over industry objections. The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management will announce today it is reopening the so-called revised 3809 regulations giving the government new authority to prohibit new mine sites on federal land, Associated Press learned.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton asked several state officials Wednesday to suggest boundary and other changes to national monuments, a possible first step toward scaling back the more than 3 million acres that then-President Clinton put under protection during his last two years in office.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | Reuters
Following one of the worst fire seasons in decades, the U.S. government said Thursday that it plans to hire about 3,500 new forest firefighters. "We are adding significant new staffing to improve our nation's wildland fire suppression capabilities and to reduce fire hazards near populated areas," Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said. More than 84,000 fires raged across the United States this summer, consuming nearly 7 million acres of public lands.
NEWS
February 9, 1997 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On these wet winter days, Santa Cruz Island looms like a blue-green emerald in the distance, 20 miles out of Ventura Harbor and a world apart--the home of wild horses, sacred Chumash burial grounds and falcons that spear their prey at 100 mph. From this week forward, the island's rugged east end will belong solely to taxpayers as the National Park Service seizes a historic sheep ranch that had been the missing link in Southern California's first national park.
NEWS
March 21, 2001
The Bush administration will propose suspending new environmental regulations on hardrock mining that were imposed on President Clinton's last day in office over industry objections. The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management will announce today it is reopening the so-called revised 3809 regulations giving the government new authority to prohibit new mine sites on federal land, Associated Press learned.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | Reuters
Following one of the worst fire seasons in decades, the U.S. government said Thursday that it plans to hire about 3,500 new forest firefighters. "We are adding significant new staffing to improve our nation's wildland fire suppression capabilities and to reduce fire hazards near populated areas," Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said. More than 84,000 fires raged across the United States this summer, consuming nearly 7 million acres of public lands.
NEWS
June 23, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a shaky compromise announced Thursday, authorities are worried about a possible July 4 clash between shovel-wielding Nevadans and forest rangers over a remote dirt road at the center of a long-running battle over federal control of land. Law enforcement officials say they are braced for possible Independence Day confrontations between those who want a washed-out forest road opened immediately, and others who believe it should remain closed for the sake of the forest environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They always figured that their fight to preserve open space in Franklin Canyon above Beverly Hills would pay off for future generations. What Betty and Gerald Decter didn't count on was that it would cost them $769 every year for the rest of their lives. That's the penalty for having 150 acres of untamed Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area land next to their backyard, they have discovered. The National Park Service refuses to clear brush from a hillside behind the Decters' home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After three long years of community meetings, furious lobbying and heated debates, officials thought they finally were ready to start development on surplus Navy land in San Pedro and Harbor City. Two adjacent parcels were to be transformed into a shining research facility for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, an elite private school and dormitories for another school, plus housing for homeless and low-income families. But that was before a tiny blue butterfly fluttered into the picture.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
But for the dusty hiking boots and fleece pullover, Bruce Babbitt could have been a game show host: gripping a microphone, swishing the cord out of the way and announcing to the audience, "Let's have at it!"
NEWS
March 16, 1996
A top U.S. Justice Department official has called for "cooperation, not confrontation" in the wake of a federal judge's ruling blunting a bitter land rights rebellion. U.S. District Judge Lloyd George ruled Thursday that the federal government "owns and has the power and authority to manage and administer" public lands in sprawling Nye County, north of Las Vegas.
NEWS
March 18, 1995 | FRANK CLIFFORD and MARK LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With an elk, boar, gray wolf and massive Kodiak brown bear peering down from his office walls, the former Alaskan fur trapper who now heads the House Resources Committee was engaging in a favorite pastime: verbally skinning environmentalists while discussing his plans to take away much of the federal government's power to protect public lands.
NEWS
October 13, 1999 | Associated Press
The following are major federal land conservation actions undertaken in the United States: * President Theodore Roosevelt adds 150 million acres to the national forest system and in 1905 establishes the U.S. Forest Service. National forests today cover 192 million acres. * The National Park System is created under a single federal agency in 1916, covering about 7 million acres. Today, the park system covers more than 360 units and about 80 million acres.
NEWS
October 13, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton will propose rules today that could more than double the wilderness land protected from mining, logging and other development by banning the building of roads in national forests, White House officials said Tuesday.
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