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.

Guardians’ Staff and Board

Working in offices across the West, WildEarth Guardians’ staff, board, and interns bring their passion, drive, and intellect to keep our mission moving forward every day.

Get to know the team



Winning for the Wild

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.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As advocates for justice, we must reflect upon and address the ways in which unequal distribution and consolidation of power and privilege have had–and continue to have–unjust impacts on the interconnected web of people and nature. People and nature have not only a right to exist, but to thrive, and any inequities that impact one impact the whole ecosystem.

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Brave New Wild Blog

WildEarth Guardians Press

Federal judge finds BLM imperiled sage grouse and broke environmental laws in approving Idaho phosphate mine

Jan 25, 2023

The ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho determined the BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Federal Land Policy Management Act

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All Guardians Press Releases

Wolf hunting, trapping regs are unlawful

Clark Fork Valley Press and Mineral Independent | Nov 23, 2022

The general rifle hunting season opened recently across Montana. Thousands of hunters began pursuing elk and deer with the intention of putting meat in their freezer, hunting with a reverence for the wildlife they are pursuing. But there is another hunt going on, void of respect and with no purpose but to kill. So we sued.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Bills aim to overhaul New Mexico Game and Fish management

Santa Fe New Mexican | Jan 28, 2023

Two bills to make big changes to wildlife management in New Mexico got their first hearing in a House committee Saturday.

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All Guardians In the News

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