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Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate

Press Releases
Oct 8, 2021
President Biden restores protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments

President Trump had gutted two million acres from these national monuments in 2017, which opened some of the public lands to mining and drilling

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Sep 30, 2021
Federal grazing program causes extensive damage to public lands, shouldn’t count toward 30×30 goals

Livestock grazing on over 250 million acres of federal public land is a threat to biodiversity and a contributor to the climate crisis

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Sep 15, 2021
Montana puts Yellowstone wolves in the crosshairs

Wolf hunting season opens today in Montana as state eliminated any cap on the number of wolves that can be killed in zones bordering Yellowstone National Park

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Sep 1, 2021
Bureau of Land Management grazing decision endangers Colorado bighorn sheep herds

Imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse also at risk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jul 19, 2021
Grazing permits on Colville National Forest threaten imperiled bull trout

Groups send Forest Service 60-day notice of intent to sue for failing to consider livestock impacts on threatened bull trout and their critical habitat

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jul 7, 2021
Investigative drilling near Holy Cross Wilderness threatens imperiled species

Guardians and allies send notice of intent to sue to federal agencies

Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Jun 29, 2021
Guardians, allies urge inclusion of Legacy Roads and Trails Program in infrastructure package

Program has proven track record creating jobs, saving taxpayer money, protecting clean water, and improving wildlife habitat

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding
Jun 26, 2021
Federal court rejects crucial aspects of revised forest plan for Flathead National Forest

Judge faults federal agencies for leaving protection of threatened grizzly bears and bull trout out of the equation

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jun 10, 2021
Groups to Biden: Halt new oil drilling, cancel Trump leases on public lands

Fossil fuel production on public lands causes about a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jun 9, 2021
Colville National Forest rescinds illegal off-road vehicle designations after lawsuit

Fish and wildlife habitat on the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington protected by WildEarth Guardians and Conservation Northwest

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife