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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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Guardians, allies challenge seasonal motorized use dates
Keeping livestock off public lands has many benefits, but existing law doesn’t allow for permanent livestock grazing permit retirement
WildEarth Guardians Press
“Take a child hunting, fishing or trapping.” Hunting and angling – when done right and informed by the best available science – are fair-chase pursuits of food and learning. Trapping is, at best, a financial net-zero activity that perpetuates cruelty, privatizes a public resource, and endangers the safety of people, companion animals and imperiled species.Read more >
Community groups and advocates hand-delivered more than 10,000 citizen comments to the BLM’s New Mexico state office in Santa Fe Wednesday in opposition to an oil and gas lease sale scheduled for December that would auction off close to 100,000 acres of public lands in New Mexico for industrialized fracking.Read more >