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

Press Releases
Oct 1, 2002
Environmental Groups Criticize Runaway Oil and Gas Development as Harmful to Wildlife and Air Quality

Environmental groups were highly critical of the Farmington BLM draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for ignoring wildlife in oil and gas development plans

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#KeepItInTheGround
Sep 24, 2002
Soaptree Yucca and Aplomados – Chihuahuan Desert

Livestock grazing poses a significant threat to the value of yucca for falcon nesting and for prey habitat. Recent research has found that falcons in the Chihuahuan desert primarily nest in yucca and that cattle may harm yucca caudices.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Apr 29, 2002
Endangered Species Act Under Fire: Controversies, Science, Values & the Law

Despite opportunities for ecosystem-wide protection measures and early intervention before crisis, these opportunities were foregone.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Feb 10, 2002
Settlement – FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) of NFIP on species and designated critical habitat through the Rio Grande, San Juan River and other rivers throughout New Mexico.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jun 1, 2001
A Point-By-Point Response to Criticisms Alleged by Jose Varela Lopez concerning the status, origins and effects of the Santa Fe

The primary opposition to the Santa Fe River Preserve has been generated by a handful of individuals who have made allegations that are responded to below.

Rivers
Jun 1, 2001
Endangered Species Campaign: Protecting Species on the Brink

Pushing for Better Enforcement of the ESA - Native animals and plants continue to decline as ecosystems crumble under the weight of far too much oil and gas exploration.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jan 22, 2001
Environmental Groups File Suit to Halt Development in Rio Grande and San Juan River Floodplains

Environmental groups claim that uncontrolled development of floodplains along the Rio Grande and San Juan River is harming endangered fish and wildlife

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jan 21, 2001
Environmental groups file suit in federal court in New Mexico claiming that the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

FEMA should be required to take into account the environmental effects of their actions, just like every other federal agency.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Apr 21, 2000
Diverting the Rio Grande – A WildEarth Guardians Report

Throughout the West, increasing the efficiency of irrigation is one of the most effective ways to ensure water is available for river habitat to enhance river flows and protect endangered species.

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Apr 4, 2000
The Road to Rangeland Reform

A history, review, and prospectus

Public Lands