About WildEarth Guardians – who we are and what we do
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.
Recent Killings of Black Men and Women Stirs Outrage
“To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.” – Anne Carson
Keeping livestock off public lands has many benefits, but existing law doesn’t allow for permanent livestock grazing permit retirement
WildEarth Guardians Press
As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day last month, WildEarth Guardians did so with a somber reckoning that we have not heeded planetary health warnings early or well enough. Therefore, these times require ever more profound shifts to realign our commitment to the Earth and our mutual well-being.Read more >
The chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, one of three active jurists on the bench, has stalled a national permitting program, upheld federal rules on pipeline inspections and tossed out hundreds of oil and gas leases — all in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more >