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Press Releases
Sep 19, 2022
Canadian mining company stakes new claims on the edge of America’s first wilderness

Expansion threatens Mexican spotted owl, Gila trout, and multiple critical watersheds

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #PressStatement
Sep 12, 2022
Lawsuit aims to protect grizzlies from expanded livestock grazing in Montana’s Paradise Valley

U.S. Forest Service is ignoring both the best available science and its legal responsibility to protect wildlife

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Aug 30, 2022
122,000 call for protecting mature, old-growth federal forests and trees from logging

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management fail to recognize commercial logging as a threat

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #Rewilding
Aug 24, 2022
Conservation groups respond to Utah lawsuit challenging national monuments restoration

Guardians, allies vow to stand up to Utah’s challenge of President Biden’s restoration of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Public Lands
#PressStatement
Aug 15, 2022
Climate bill headed to President Biden sacrifices public lands while locking out Indigenous and Frontline communities

Congress allowed the good in Inflation Reduction Act to be watered-down by provisions that fund polluters and expand fossil fuel leasing on public lands

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Aug 12, 2022
Judge reinstates Obama-era coal leasing moratorium on federal lands

Ruling halts all coal leasing on federal lands until the Bureau of Land Management completes a more sufficient environmental analysis

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Aug 9, 2022
Conservationists hail scientists’ western rewilding blueprint as “a major call to action” to the Biden administration

Ambitious network of protected areas, with wolf and beaver restoration as a centerpiece, a sound strategy for restoring native ecosystems and wildlife diversity

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Jul 19, 2022
Wildlife advocates, hunters, anglers challenge Helena National Forest’s scrapping of longstanding wildlife protections

U.S. Forest Service failed to conduct legally required analysis of the effects this decision would have on threatened grizzly bears, Canada lynx, and big game species including elk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement
Jul 12, 2022
Conservation groups sue Forest Service for evading analysis and disclosure of commercial thinning projects’ environmental impacts

Agency is illegally relying on regulation that excludes certain timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement projects from NEPA requirements

Public Lands
#PressStatement
Jul 12, 2022
Report: Federal logging projects put 10 climate-saving forests on chopping block

Trees in Kootenai National Forest of northwest Montana included on list of 10 threatened forests that help fight climate change

Public Lands
#PressStatement