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Press Releases
Nov 30, 2020
Lawsuit filed to protect half of Washington’s bighorn sheep

Non-native domestic sheep grazing on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest puts bighorns at high risk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 25, 2020
Outdoor recreationists encounter horrors during the first three weeks of trapping season

New Mexicans warned of gruesome sights and danger while on public lands over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the two-year anniversary of the death of “Roxy,” the dog who became the namesake for anti-trapping legislation

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #TrapFreeNM
Nov 19, 2020
Outgoing Trump administration undermines America’s bedrock environmental law, again

Sweeping rollbacks undercut the role of science, transparency, and public input for decisions made on 193 million acres of National Forest System land

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectNEPA, #Rewilding
Nov 16, 2020
Legal protest blasts plan for 430 square miles of fracking leases in Wyoming

Trump plan threatens 43 million tons of climate pollution ahead of Biden’s promised leasing ban

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Nov 16, 2020
Plan to clearcut old-growth forest, grizzly and lynx habitat in northwest Montana challenged

The timber sale would allow 21 huge clearcuts, including one nearly a half square mile

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction
Oct 30, 2020
New Mexico public lands at risk as trapping season begins

Private, commercial traps will be hidden across Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and State lands until mid-March

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 27, 2020
9th Circuit upholds protections for wild lands in Bitterroot National Forest

Ruling affirms protections for some of wildest landscapes in continental United States

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 27, 2020
Historic agreement sets new model for managing national forests, path to recovery for threatened Mexican spotted owls

Agreement highlights the importance of a strong Endangered Species Act, strong National Environmental Policy Act, and the ability of citizens to hold their government accountable

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Oct 18, 2020
Judge Denies Motion, Opening Door to Lawsuits Challenging Pendley Decisions Spanning 30 Million Acres of Public Land

The decisions allow fossil fuel extraction, mining and other industrialization across millions of acres of public lands in 11 states

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands
Oct 13, 2020
Judge Rejects Challenge to Critical Habitat for New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

“At worst…the disappearance of these important units of critical habitat designation could result in the irreversible extinction of the remaining Jumping Mouse populations,” says Judge.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction