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Press Releases
Dec 8, 2004
The Fish and Wildlife Services’ failure to issue a substantial information finding on the Gunnison’s Prairie Dog listing petition

On October 14, 2004 the FWS sent a letter to Dr. Nicole Rosmarino of WildEarth Guardians indicating it is likely that the FWS will not initiate a “substantial information” review on the Gunnison’s Prairie Dog petition in FY 2005 without a court order.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Dec 6, 2004
Citizens Propose Plan to Restore Forests in Manzanos: Proposal Counters First U.S. Forest Service Project in New Mexico to…

A coalition of homeowners and environmental groups has asked the Cibola National Forest to consider an alternative proposal to restore forests in the Manzano Mountains that would not require logging and road building

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 23, 2004
Lesser Prairie-chicken: The Sky Really is Falling

A WildEarth Guardians report, “Lesser Prairie-Chicken: The Sky Really is Falling,” documents continued declines and threats against the critically imperiled bird throughout its five-state range in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea
Nov 23, 2004
For the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, the Sky Really is Falling – Conservation Groups Urge Endangered Species Act Protection

In June 1998, the lesser prairie-chicken warranted Endangered Species Act protection, according to the Service, but was considered precluded by higher priority species. Six years later, it remains an unprotected candidate species.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Nov 9, 2004
Grazing Out of Control – A WildEarth Guardians Report

WildEarth Guardians Report: 50 To 75 Percent Of National Forest Grazing Allotments Violate Environmental Law

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 1, 2004
Notice of intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement

The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) conservation and management on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units (NNF)

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Oct 22, 2004
Roadless Conservation Rule: Economists’ Petition the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rule Change

As citizens who understand the economic value of our national forests, we urge you not to implement this new rule. The original roadless rule is of far greater benefit to federal taxpayers.

Public Lands
#Rewilding
Oct 19, 2004
Settlement To Protect Snails, Shrimp And Water Quality In New Mexico And Texas

Rare Animals at Risk from Oil and Gas Drilling

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Oct 18, 2004
Roadless Conservation Rule: Scientists’ Petition the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rule Change

There is growing consensus among the scientific community that a strong roadless conservation rule is one of the cornerstones to sustainable public lands management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem health of the national forests.

Public Lands
#Rewilding