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Press Releases
Feb 5, 2004
Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Logging; Agrees Forest Service Ignored Endangered Spotted Owls

A federal judge issued a ruling that makes more permanent a ban on logging in habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl in the Jemez Mountains west of Santa Fe

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Feb 2, 2004
Groundhog Day 2004: Utah Prairie Dog Faces Extinction

Coalition Seeks Protection in light of plummeting prairie dog populations

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Jan 26, 2004
Critical Wildlife Areas Endangered By Drilling Plans

Oil & gas leasing decisions by the BLM would further threaten the endangered aplomado falcon and other struggling wildlife, so two conservation groups are seeking protection of wildlife habitat on 87,000 acres in eastern NM, western OK, and SW Kansas

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 14, 2004
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Lakes and BMG Wildfire Timber Salvage Sale, Santa Fe Forest

Enjoining all ground-disturbing work (except for removal of downed timber) in Unit 6 of the Sandoval Ridge area of the Santa Fe Forest

Public Lands
Jan 7, 2004
Groups File Lawsuit to Halt Salvage Logging on Santa Fe National Forest

WildEarth Guardians and Santa Fe Forest Watch filed a lawsuit in federal court on January 6th seeking to halt a salvage logging project that would harm sensitive wildlife on the Santa Fe National Forest

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Dec 5, 2003
Bush Administration to Propose Weakening Grazing Rules

The proposed changes would overturn efforts over the past decade to improve rangeland conditions and reduce the impacts of grazing on watersheds, wildlife, and cultural treasures

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Dec 3, 2003
A Letter from Economists to President Bush and the Governors of Eleven Western States Regarding the Economic Importance…

We are economists, and we are writing to express our concern about federal and state actions that harm the West's natural environment and, as a result, the economic outlook for this region's workers, families, firms, and communities.

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
Dec 3, 2003
Bush Approval of Healthy Forest Restoration Act Sacrifices Remote Forests, Public Input

President Bush's approval of the deceptively titled 'Healthy Forests' legislation will increase logging on pristine backcountry forests far removed from communities at risk of forest fire

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 26, 2003
Suppressed US Fish & Wildlife Service Review of New BLM Grazing Regulations

Excerpts from the comments on the BLM's new grazing regulations that were prepared by the staff of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and suppressed by higher management

Public Lands
Nov 26, 2003
BLM Request for Comments on Administrative Review Copy of Revisions to Grazing Regulations Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The purpose of this memorandum is to request comments on the administrative review copy of the Revisions to Grazing Regulations DEIS

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife