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.

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

WildEarth Webinar: Fire and Forest Ecology in the American West

June 11, 2021

Our guests cut through years of misinformation and misdirection to make an impassioned, evidence-based argument for a new paradigm of fire and forest management

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Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante restored

October 22, 2021

Let’s all celebrate this monumental win even as we know we’ll need to prepare to defend these special landscapes from future attacks

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WildEarth Guardians Press

Biden Administration Defends Wildlife Services’ Killing of Eight Wolf Pups in Idaho

Counter Punch | Oct 6, 2021

The Biden administration has defended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services’ actions in Idaho after the agency preemptively killed eight wolf pups from Idaho’s Timberline pack in response to complaints from a rancher grazing livestock on public lands.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Study shows southeast New Mexico water gets scarcer in coming decades

Carlsbad Current Argus | Oct 22, 2021

Farmers and ranchers in the Pecos River Basin of southeast New Mexico could be in for hotter temperatures and scarcer water in the coming years, per a recent study by the federal Bureau of Reclamation.

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All Guardians In the News