Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate
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.
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
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.
Notice of intent to sue
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.
WildEarth Guardians Report: 50 To 75 Percent Of National Forest Grazing Allotments Violate Environmental Law
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)
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.
Rare Animals at Risk from Oil and Gas Drilling
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.