Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate
The dance of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse is one of the most awesome animal spectacles in the west, and is sacred to various native groups who mimicked the dance in their rituals.
Due to threats including livestock grazing and conversion of native habitat to croplands, this bird, which once ranged across 11 Western states, has vanished from over 90% of its historic range, and is imperiled over at least 92% of its range.
Petitioners are requesting listing of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse under theEndangered Species Act as threatened or endangered and request the designation ofcritical habitat for this species.
Today, a coalition asked a federal judge in Denver to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent poisoning of prairie dogs in South Dakota’s Conata Basin.
The Conata Basin in South Dakota’ s Buffalo Gap National Grassland hosts the only successful black-footed ferret recovery site in the world.
Federal agency plans shoot and poison thousands of acres of prairie dogs in violation of this Nation’s flagship environmental protection statute, the National Environmental policy Act (NEPA)
Plan would continue to pollute and degrade streams and wetlands and further imperil the endangered Mexican spotted owl and two rare plants, the Sacramento Mountain thistle and the Sacramento prickly poppy.
The recent controversy about the status of flows in the Santa Fe River below the wastewater treatment plant is emblematic of a growing problem in New Mexico
The Black-tailed Prairie Dog continues to suffer an onslaught of threats, including poisoning, shooting, habitat destruction, and sylvatic plague
Bush Administration Rejects Protection for Imperiled Prairie Dog