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

Press Releases
Oct 20, 2021
Living rivers vital to New Mexico’s 50-year water planning effort

Plan currently falls short in analyzing the effects of climate change on the ecological health of waterways, imperiled species, and recreational economy

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Oct 18, 2021
Endangered status removed from imperiled Colorado River fish

Crisis looms large for the basin due to climate change and unsustainable use

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Sep 28, 2021
Comments needed on New Mexico’s 50-year water plan

Health of state’s rivers, streams, and riparian areas—and projected impacts to fish and wildlife—not adequately addressed

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #StopExtinction
Sep 8, 2021
Climate change threatens recovery of endangered Colorado River fish

WildEarth Guardians and allies oppose stripping endangered status from razorback sucker

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 2, 2021
Good news for Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Judge issues injunction requiring immediate actions at U.S. Army Corps dams to save Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Aug 26, 2021
Six Texas mussels slated to receive Endangered Species Act protections

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule to list the species follows petitions and legal action by WildEarth Guardians over the past 14 years

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jul 15, 2021
Judge rebukes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers excuses, orders immediate actions to save Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Court demands changes in dam operations and firm timelines to change the extinction trajectory of salmon and steelhead

Rivers, Wildlife
#EcosystemRestoration, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #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 9, 2021
Collision of crises threatens Rio Grande and its communities

Lawsuit threatened to protect river flows and trigger commitments to long-term solutions

Rivers
#ForceForNature, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Apr 26, 2021
Appeal filed to sustain Colorado River flows and stop Gross Dam expansion

Coalition stays the course in fight to halt construction of tallest dam in Colorado history

Rivers
#CORiver, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction