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WildEarth Guardians’ research and reports – in-depth analysis of conservation issues

Research + Reports

WildEarth Guardians’ in-depth, well-researched reports reveal the sordid details of the federal government’s War on Wildlife; expose the cost of coal; assess water quality on public lands; and much more.

Reports are organized by each of our programs: Climate + Energy , Wildlife, Public Lands, and Rivers, as well as general Guardians reports. Click on the image of a report or the hyperlinked text below it to read or download a pdf version.

Wildlife Reports

Report from the Burrow 2017

View the 2017 report

War on Wildlife:
A Report on the USDA’s “Wildlife Services” Program

View the 2017 report

Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration

View the 2016 report

Progress for Protection

View the 2016 report

Report from the Burrow 2016

View the 2016 report

Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts and Population Trends

View the 2015 report

The Shrinking Geography of Sage Grouse Conservation

View the 2015 report

Report from the Burrow 2015

View the 2015 report

Adobe Town Briefing Book 2015

View the 2015 report

Local Regulations Inadequate to Protect Gunnison Sage Grouse

View the 2014 report

The Nevada Sagebrush Landscape Bill

View the 2014 report

Report from the Burrow 2014

View the 2014 report

Report from the Burrow 2013

View the 2013 report

The Deadliest Dozen Counties in the American West

View the 2012 report

Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves:
A Public Policy Process Failure

View the 2012 report

Report from the Burrow 2012

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Fueling Extinction:
How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink

View the 2012 report

Beaver and Climate Change Adaptation in North America

View the 2011 report

Report from the Burrow 2011

View the 2011 report

Report from the Burrow 2010

View the 2010 report

Put the Fangs Back in Wilderness!

View the 2010 report

Report from the Burrow 2009

View the 2009 report

A Vision for Wolves in the Southern Rocky Mountains

View the 2009 report

America’s Top 40

View the 2009 report

Western Wildlife Under Hoof

View the 2009 report

War on Wildlife

View the 2009 report

Lesser Prairie-Chicken: A Decade in Purgatory

View the 2008 report

Report from the Burrow 2008

View the 2008 report

No Rest for the Weary:
Why Seasonal Oil & Gas Closures Aren’t Protecting Wildlife in New Mexico

View the 2007 report

Lesser Prairie-Chicken: The Sky Really is Falling

View the 2004 report

Climate and Energy Reports

Keep it in the Ground

View the 2015 report

Getting it Right:
A Test for Success for the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force

View the 2014 report

Unfair Market Value:
By Ignoring Exports, BLM Underprices Federal Coal

View the 2014 report

Unaccounted Carbon Costs Pushing America into the Red

View the 2014 report

Xposing Xcel:
The Toll of Coal in Colorado

View the 2009 report

UnderMining the Climate

View the 2009 report

Public Lands Reports

Forest Roads in California

View the 2014 report

Changes in Public Lands Ranching in Gila Bioregion

View the 2014 report

Assessing Beaver Habitat on Federal Lands in New Mexico

View the 2013 report

Restoration in Action 2013

View the 2013 report

Reclaiming Roads: Measuring Success

View the 2012 report

Clean Waters, Wild Forests

View the 2011 report

2011 Fires in the Southwest:
An Analysis of Burn Severity

View the 2011 report

Ponderosa Pine in Peril:
Assessing Public Lands Livestock Grazing in Ponderosa Pine Forests

View the 2009 report

The Greater Gila Bioregion:
America’s First Wilderness

View the 2009 report

The Shrinking Sagebrush Sea

View the 2008 report

Best Management Practices for Off-Road Vehicle Use on Forestlands

View the 2008 report

Six Strategies for Success:
Effective Enforcement of Off-Road Vehicles on Public Lands

View the 2007 report

Mortgaging Our National Heritage

View the 2006 report

Rivers Reports

The Rio Grande—Rethinking Rivers

View the 2018 report

Water Woes:
How Dams, Diversions, Dirty Water and Droughts Put America’s Wildlife at Risk

View the 2012 report

Guardians’ Reports

A Wild Future

View the case statement

A Force for Nature

View the 2013 report

2013 Priorities: A Courageous Voice for the Natural World

View the 2013 report