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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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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 Files Suit to Enforce Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspection Laws on American Public Lands
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 thRead more >
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.Read more >
Forest Service has settled a lawsuit from environmental groups to prevent domestic sheep from grazing in areas inhabited by native Bighorns.Read more >