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About WildEarth Guardians – who we are and what we do
WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. We’ve celebrated small victories (banning leghold trapping in the state of Colorado), monumental triumphs (ending logging on more than 21 million acres in the Southwest), and everything in-between.
We’re proof that a group of committed, visionary, idealistic, and passionate caretakers of the wild can take on the most daunting adversaries—and win.
Areas of Work
Our four programs bring people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.
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Response to Trump Administration’s Plan to Relax Public Health Protections for Oil Refineries and Other Industries
A new paradigm is within reach, but only if we stop desperately hanging on to a world that no longer exists.
Keeping livestock off public lands has many benefits, but existing law doesn’t allow for permanent livestock grazing permit retirement
WildEarth Guardians Press
A new paradigm is within reach, but only if we stop desperately clinging to a world that no longer exists. Wildlife benefits everyone — our ecosystems, our economies, and our enjoyment are connected to the natural world and the native species that make it function.Read more >
Environmental advocates are worried that the coronavirus is preventing the public from engaging with planning processes, comment periods and policy developments held by federal agencies – which means an important decision about fracking in New Mexico could fly under the radar.Read more >