WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

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WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.


We believe in nature’s right to exist—and thrive. Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. Our work is organized around four programs—Wildlife, Public Lands, Rivers and Climate +Energy—bringing people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.

End the Taxpayer-Funded War on Wildlife

For far too long our federal government has used our hard-earned tax dollars to slaughter native wildlife on our public lands. Wildlife Services also endangers people and companion animals, exposing them to poisons, traps and snares. Tell your representatives this all-out war on wildlife and public safety must stop today. Help us End the War on Wildlife.

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WildEarth Guardians Press

Valley Voice: Joshua Tree, democracy and public lands

Desert Sun | Nov 15, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Congress had the wisdom to designate Joshua Tree as a national park, one part of the California Desert Protection Act. The designation elevated these magical lands to one of the highest levels of protection possible for our nation’s public lands.

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Forest officials say leftover piles of wood could pose danger in spring

Santa Fe New Mexican | Dec 11, 2019

Efforts to ignite and destroy the handmade piles, put there by contract work crews thinning the forest a year or so ago, are just one step forest firefighters take in conducting prescribed burn activities.

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