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Press Releases
May 5, 2005
Groups send notice of intent to sue Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Renegade Rancher: Livestock still on forest…

Despite the cancelled permit, the Martinez cattle are still grazing on National Forest land, continuing to damage the land, feeding for free.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
May 3, 2005
New Mexico residents lock arms for tree planting and fundraiser by joining Stream Team 2005 Groups to Plant over 5,000 trees on…

WildEarth Guardians continues efforts to improve river conditions by planting willows and cottonwoods along eroded stream banks

Rivers
#EcosystemRestoration
May 1, 2005
Recent nesting and current status of Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) in New Mexico

To assess the current status of the species in New Mexico, we conducted formal surveys and informal searches in suitable habitat in the southwestern and south-central portions of the state between 2000 and 2004.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Apr 22, 2005
Forest Service Sued for Slashing Public Participation Rights – Changes narrowed public comment to 30 days, in violation of…

WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation sued the Bush administration, asking the federal court to protect each citizen’s right to appeal Forest Service management decisions.

Public Lands
#PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 22, 2005
WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation sued the Bush administration, asking the federal court to protect…

This is part of a larger strategy by the Bush administration to systematically stymie public participation

Public Lands, Wildlife
Apr 4, 2005
Civil action for declaratory and injunctive relief arising from the United States Forest Service’s decision to proceed with the

Timber sale will result in logging rare mature ponderosa pine trees, impacting sensitive species’ habitat and watershed of the Rio Vallecitos

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 4, 2005
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Water and Wildlife from Logging: Agua Caballos Timber Sale Will Jeopardize Water Quality in Northern New Mexico

Despite endorsement of some forest thinning projects on the Carson National Forest, WildEarth Guardians and Carson Forest Watch filed a lawsuit against the US Forest Service today to stop the Aqua Caballos Timber Sale, north of El Rito.

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 24, 2005
Lawsuit Challenges Exemptions from Lesser Prairie-chicken Protective Stipulations Granted to Oil and Gas

In response to pressure from the oil and gas industry, a lawsuit challenged 13 exemptions from lesser prairie-chicken protective stipulations granted to oil and gas companies in 2004.

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 24, 2005
The Bureau of Land Management violated the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Federal Lands Policy Manage

In response to pressure from the oil and gas industry, a lawsuit challenged 13 exemptions from lesser prairie-chicken protective stipulations granted to oil and gas companies in 2004.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 21, 2005
The Tajique Watershed Restoration HFRA Project and Citizen’s Alternative Proposal

Officials from the Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest have released the draft plan for the Tajique Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) Project

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration