WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

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Welcome Hop Hopkins!

Hop is WildEarth Guardians new Executive Director

A Voice for Rivers

Restoring the vital arteries of the West

Connecting & Protecting Wild Places

Making the West a wilder place

Defending Our Climate

Shifting to a clean energy future

Protecting Western Wildlife

Speaking up for the vulnerable

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Be a Force for Nature
We protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West

Key 2022 Victories

1 Mil.
acres of public lands saved from extraction
people mobilized to action
of new coal mines stopped in WY & MT
public comments protecting nature & forests

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Research & Reports

WildEarth Guardians’ research and reports provide in-depth analyses of conservation issues.

WildEarth Guardians Press

Manage public lands for flexibility — including wolves

Santa Fe New Mexican | Nov 25, 2023

I love the lands of my home state deeply, and I long for the day when we can manage those lands for more than just the interests of human populations.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

NM must play a greater role in recovering iconic lobos
Albuquerque Journal | Nov 7, 2023
Rio Grande now just a trickle of water in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Journal | Sep 11, 2023
It’s time to live in harmony with grizzly bears
Missoula Current | Aug 31, 2023

Residents living near Montana coal mines warn feds about new state laws

Billings Gazette | Nov 2, 2023

Witnesses bordering three Montana coal mines expressed concerns for more than an hour about what mine runoff would become under a new state law redefining “material damage” when it comes to mine impacts on water quality outside of the mine’s footprint.

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All Guardians In the News