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Press Releases
Nov 9, 2004
Grazing Out of Control – A WildEarth Guardians Report

WildEarth Guardians Report: 50 To 75 Percent Of National Forest Grazing Allotments Violate Environmental Law

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 1, 2004
Notice of intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement

The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) conservation and management on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units (NNF)

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Oct 22, 2004
Roadless Conservation Rule: Economists’ Petition the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rule Change

As citizens who understand the economic value of our national forests, we urge you not to implement this new rule. The original roadless rule is of far greater benefit to federal taxpayers.

Public Lands
#Rewilding
Oct 19, 2004
Settlement To Protect Snails, Shrimp And Water Quality In New Mexico And Texas

Rare Animals at Risk from Oil and Gas Drilling

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Oct 18, 2004
Roadless Conservation Rule: Scientists’ Petition the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rule Change

There is growing consensus among the scientific community that a strong roadless conservation rule is one of the cornerstones to sustainable public lands management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem health of the national forests.

Public Lands
#Rewilding
Oct 14, 2004
Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Factsheet

The dance of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse is one of the most awesome animal spectacles in the west, and is sacred to various native groups who mimicked the dance in their rituals.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 14, 2004
Coalition Files Petition to Save Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse – Western Grouse Face a Growing Crisis

Due to threats including livestock grazing and conversion of native habitat to croplands, this bird, which once ranged across 11 Western states, has vanished from over 90% of its historic range, and is imperiled over at least 92% of its range.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 14, 2004
Petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to List the Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse as an Endangered or Threatened Species

Petitioners are requesting listing of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse under theEndangered Species Act as threatened or endangered and request the designation ofcritical habitat for this species.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Sep 27, 2004
Restraining Order Sought to Prevent Massive Prairie Dog Poisoning – Effort Aimed at Preserving the Only Successful Ferret Recove

Today, a coalition asked a federal judge in Denver to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent poisoning of prairie dogs in South Dakota's Conata Basin.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Sep 22, 2004
Government Plan to Destroy Black-footed Ferret Habitat in South Dakota’s Conata Basin

The Conata Basin in South Dakota' s Buffalo Gap National Grassland hosts the only successful black-footed ferret recovery site in the world.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires