WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

Select Page
Photo Credit: Sam Parks

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

Protect wilderness from fighter jet trainings

May 18, 2022

Air Force wants to unleash sonic booms and hot flares over public lands in New Mexico and Arizona

Read more >

Support New Mexico wildfire relief

May 18, 2022

Thousands have been displaced due to climate crisis-fueled fires, aid needed for those affected

Read more >

Support New Mexico wildfire relief

May 18, 2022

Thousands have been displaced due to climate crisis-fueled fires, aid needed for those affected

Read more >

Support New Mexico wildfire relief

May 18, 2022

Thousands have been displaced due to climate crisis-fueled fires, aid needed for those affected

Read more >

WildEarth Guardians Press

The simple, big reason Colorado’s rivers are drying up

The Colorado Sun | Apr 6, 2022

Icy beads of water are beginning to form and flow off the San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado. As the droplets merge into tiny trickles, they are pulled on vast journeys to the rivers who carry them to the sea.

Read more >

All Guardians Op-Eds

Massive Kootenai National Forest Timber Sale Challenged by Conservation Groups

Counter Punch | May 18, 2022

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop a large timber sale in the Kootenai National Forest that threatens a small and imperiled population of grizzly bears near the Montana-Canada border. The groups notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue it, as well.

Read more >

All Guardians In the News