WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

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About WildEarth Guardians – who we are and what we do

About Us

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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Wildlife

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Public Lands

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Rivers

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Climate + Energy

Landmark Victories

Learn about how we successfully kept billions of tons of coal in the ground; gave the Rio Grande a pulse; protected hundreds of imperiled species; and much more.

Photo: David Palmer

Recent Stories

“Management’ of wolves in Idaho and Montana harkens back to extermination era

May 13, 2021

President Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Congress must take immediate action to restore Endangered Species Act for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states before it’s too late

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“Management’ of wolves in Idaho and Montana harkens back to extermination era

May 13, 2021

President Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Congress must take immediate action to restore Endangered Species Act for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states before it’s too late

Read more >

“Management’ of wolves in Idaho and Montana harkens back to extermination era

May 13, 2021

President Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Congress must take immediate action to restore Endangered Species Act for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states before it’s too late

Read more >

WildEarth Guardians Press

The Indefensible Violence of Wildlife Killing Contests

Counter Punch | Apr 16, 2021

Wildlife Killing Contests is—as intended—extremely difficult to watch. The recently released twenty-five-minute documentary, produced by Filipe DeAndrade and Brian Moghari in partnership with Project Coyote, contains graphic footage of animals being callously slain for entertainment and prize money, only to be added to piles of carcasses used for vain photo opportunities.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

The Joshua Tree needs our help
Desert Sun | Apr 11, 2021
Signing Roxy’s Law moves New Mexico forward
Santa Fe New Mexican | Apr 5, 2021

Forest Service delays logging project near Yellowstone park

Casper Star Tribune | May 15, 2021

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed a proposed logging project just outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park that the agency said was meant to reduce the risk of fire and improve forest health, but that opponents said would harm habitat for grizzly bears, lynx, pine martens and wolverines.

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All Guardians In the News