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.

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Wildlife

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Public Lands

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Rivers

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Climate + Energy

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.
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Recent Stories

Recovering Mexican spotted owls and restoring trust

October 30, 2020

At a time when my faith in many American institutions is declining, I still have faith in some of the good people who serve in government

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Recovering Mexican Spotted Owls and Restoring Trust

Counter Punch | Oct 30, 2020

Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to ask the question, “what does our country need most?” To that question, I answer “grown-ups.” The Cambridge dictionary defines “grown-up” as someone who behaves in a mature and responsible way.

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Trump Admin Just Stripped Gray Wolves of Endangered Species Act Protection Across Lower 48 States

Enviro News | Oct 29, 2020

In 1978, the gray wolf was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in every state in the contiguous U.S. except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. Since then, farmers, ranchers, Sen. John Barrasso and Administrations from Clinton and Bush to Obama and Trump have tried to oust the iconic animal from the endangered list.

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