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.
Photo: David Palmer
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
WildEarth Guardians Press
In 1995, Congress passed the now infamous “Salvage Rider,” which effectively suspended environmental safeguards for three years allowing the U.S. Forest Service to ramp up industrial logging and road building across the American West, including in previously protected ancient, old-growth forests.Read more >
Blocking oil and gas permits could be necessary to stopping air pollution, argued New Mexico environmental activists in an appeal to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The groups called for an end to oil and gas permitting as the state established new rules aimed at limiting emissions of methane and other air pollutants from extraction operations.Read more >