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Press Releases
Mar 10, 2004
The Shortgrass Prairie Ecosystem Protection

Stretching across portions of ten states in the Great Plains, the shortgrass prairie was once home to incredibly abundant wildlife, including one hundred million acres of prairie dogs, thundering herds of bison...

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Mar 10, 2004
Sand Shinnery Ecosystem Protection

In the southern Great Plains, there is a unique ecosystem featuring shin-oak, a low-growing native shrub that provides food and habitat to a wide variety of native wildlife

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Mar 10, 2004
The Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem Protection

The Chihuahuan Desert stretches from west Texas, throughout southern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and northern Mexico

Public Lands
Mar 8, 2004
Report Critiques the Bureau of Land Management’s Failure to Protect Environmentally Critical Areas in Four Corners States

Bush Administration Ignores Protection Mandate, Sensitive Habitats Damaged

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 1, 2004
The Bureau of Land Management’s Conservation Mandate – Areas of Critical Environmental Concern in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico

In this report, WildEarth Guardians analyzes the effort of the BLM in four states to protect 'areas of critical environmental concern'.

Public Lands
Feb 23, 2004
Protection Sought For Gunnison’s Prairie Dog – Diverse Coalition Petitions for Endangered Species Act Listing

A press conference will be held announcing the petition filing

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Feb 13, 2004
Forest Service Backpedals On Prairie Dogs – Agency Rescinds 2000 Ban on Black-tailed Prairie Dog Poisoning

WildEarth Guardians questions the federal commitment to candidate conservation

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Feb 10, 2004
Bald Eagle Refuge Opened Up to Drilling – WildEarth Guardians Urges Protections for Eagle

BLM plan would allow the drilling of two new natural gas wells within an area designated to protect the threatened Bald Eagle: The Bald Eagle Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 10, 2004
Private Property And Wildlife Habitat Threatened By Massive Drilling Lease Sale – Groups File Protest Challenging Sale of Drilli

Oil and gas drilling in these places will destroy valuable wetlands and habitat for endangered wildlife like the mountain plover and white-tailed prairie dog

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 10, 2004
In the face of the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to take basic steps to protect lynx on public lands in New Mexico, several cons

A 1999 assessment by the Forest Service found that Forest Plans in the Southern Rockies may harm lynx and lynx habitat. The Carson and Santa Fe National Forests did not participate in the assessment or in the subsequent conservation agreement.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife