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.

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

Mexican gray wolf recovery tool kit

January 13, 2022

It’s a critical time for recovery of endangered Mexican gray wolves, so raise your voice to protect and defend lobos

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Protect old-growth forests and roadless wildlands on the Tongass

January 11, 2022

Speak up to restore roadless protections removed by Trump and end massive old-growth logging in one of the largest intact temperate rainforests on Earth

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Protect old-growth forests and roadless wildlands on the Tongass

January 11, 2022

Speak up to restore roadless protections removed by Trump and end massive old-growth logging in one of the largest intact temperate rainforests on Earth

Read more >

Protect old-growth forests and roadless wildlands on the Tongass

January 11, 2022

Speak up to restore roadless protections removed by Trump and end massive old-growth logging in one of the largest intact temperate rainforests on Earth

Read more >

WildEarth Guardians Press

A Dark Day in Montana as Wildlife Officials Sink to New Lows

Counter Punch | Dec 24, 2021

On the December 21 winter solstice —the darkest day of the year—Montana wildlife officials opened additional areas to wolf trapping across the state, including in wilderness areas and public lands bordering Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Make No Mistake: Hydrogen = Fracking
Counter Punch | Dec 16, 2021
Weigh in now to fix botched wolf recovery
Albuquerque Journal | Dec 14, 2021
Not guilty verdict aside, Roxy’s Law still matters
Santa Fe New Mexican | Nov 28, 2021

New Mexico partners with Los Alamos, Sandia national labs to develop ‘clean’ hydrogen power

Carlsbad Current Argus | Jan 19, 2022

New Mexico’s national laboratories could help develop the state’s growing hydrogen power industry, a major objective of the State of New Mexico’s administration going into the 2022 Legislative Session.

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All Guardians In the News