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America the Beautiful for all

In late January of 2021, President Biden announced a nation-wide initiative to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030 (30×30). The America the Beautiful Initiative, as it is now known, represents a bold and necessary step towards large-scale conservation.

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Who We Are

For over 30 years, WildEarth Guardians has worked to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We believe in the intrinsic rights of nature, the blessings of diversity, the critical role of bold action, and the belief that citizens’ voices are essential—on the streets, in the halls of Congress, and in the courtroom—to address the nature and climate crises.

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Wildlife

For the sake of threatened wildlife, we are relentless advocates, reformers, and voices for the vulnerable.

Wild Places

We are working diligently to protect, restore, and connect the vast landscapes of the American West.

Rivers

Rivers across the American West are in crisis, which is why we are fighting to restore these vital arteries of life.

Climate + Energy

To take bold climate action, we must stop leasing America’s public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry.

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Brave New Wild Blog

WildEarth Guardians Press

Wolf hunting, trapping regs are unlawful

Clark Fork Valley Press and Mineral Independent | Nov 23, 2022

The general rifle hunting season opened recently across Montana. Thousands of hunters began pursuing elk and deer with the intention of putting meat in their freezer, hunting with a reverence for the wildlife they are pursuing. But there is another hunt going on, void of respect and with no purpose but to kill. So we sued.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Idaho grizzly bears near Yellowstone could lose endangered species protections

Idaho Statesman | Feb 3, 2023

One day after Idaho officials threatened to sue the federal government for failing to respond to petitions to remove grizzly bears from Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will move forward with reconsidering the bears’ position — though it won’t consider Idaho’s argument.

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