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.

See Landmark Victories

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Recent Stories

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A future beyond fear

August 10, 2018

We are creating a Greater Gila that can be a sanctuary for wolves, but we are also creating new opportunities for people to envision a future beyond the wolf-cattle conflict

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Postcard from the Gila

July 23, 2018

Guardians’ Conservation Director, Wild Places Program Director, and I spent four days circumnavigating the Gila National Forest and meeting its players—animal, plant, and human

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Why legislation authorizing permanent retirement of livestock grazing permits matters

July 23, 2018

Keeping livestock off public lands has many benefits, but existing law doesn’t allow for permanent livestock grazing permit retirement

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WildEarth Guardians Press

WildEarth Guardians Files Suit to Enforce Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspection Laws on American Public Lands

Aug 15, 2018

Great Falls, MT – Late yesterday, WildEarth Guardians filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Transportation over their chronic failure to inspect more than 120,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines underlying federal public lands in th

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All Guardians Press Releases

The Rio Grande is dying and only a new compact will save her

The Burlington Record | Jul 9, 2018

The Rio Grande is dying. The death of a river, anywhere, is sad and alarming. When that river is the lifeblood of a vast region, it is nothing short of tragic. The causes are both ancient and modern: climate change, ignorance, politics and greed.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Chaco needs congressional leadership
The Santa Fe New Mexican | Mar 24, 2018
Valuable wolf now refugee, hostage
The Albuquerque Journal | Feb 24, 2018

Forest Service Agrees To Stop Sheep Grazing Near Bighorns In Eastern Idaho

Boise State Public Radio | Jul 3, 2018

Forest Service has settled a lawsuit from environmental groups to prevent domestic sheep from grazing in areas inhabited by native Bighorns.

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All Guardians In the News

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