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

Press Releases
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
Jan 1, 2000
Grazing to Extinction

The species listed here have one thing in common: they are being driven to extinction by historic and ongoing abusive grazing.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 1, 2000
Vanishing Wildlife Dependent on the Southwest’s Arteries of Life

Devastated New Mexico rivers and streamside ecosystems

Rivers, Wildlife
Jan 1, 2000
A 1995 report concluded that the southwestern cottonwood-willow forest is one of North America’s most endangered ecosystems

Riparian areas, instead of being lush green oasis in the hot dry climate, are void of vegetation, eroding and, frequently as dry as uplands.

Wildlife
Jan 1, 2000
Economic Backbone or Boondoggle? Economics of Ranching

As western economies change from being extractive based to more environmentally friendly, non-commodity values such as wildlife, water quality, and recreation are increasingly important

Public Lands