two weeks in the West

August 2006
High Country News;8/7/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 14, p3
The article presents news briefs related to nature conservation. Aspen trees continue to wither in large numbers throughout the region especially in the Colorado area baffling researchers on the cause of the die-off. The Gila trout, a native fish of Arizona and New Mexico, is now recovering from being endangered. The new California wilderness bill approved by the House of Representatives would set aside 277,000 acres of untouched land in California. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is going to spend $66 million to purchase the Warm Springs Ranch near Moapa.


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