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Press Releases
Oct 14, 2004
Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Factsheet

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.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 14, 2004
Coalition Files Petition to Save Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse – Western Grouse Face a Growing Crisis

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.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 14, 2004
Petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to List the Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse as an Endangered or Threatened Species

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.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Sep 27, 2004
Restraining Order Sought to Prevent Massive Prairie Dog Poisoning – Effort Aimed at Preserving the Only Successful Ferret Recove

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.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Sep 22, 2004
Government Plan to Destroy Black-footed Ferret Habitat 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.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Sep 22, 2004
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief to Halt Shooting and Poisoning of Prairie Dogs

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)

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Sep 7, 2004
WildEarth Guardians Appeals Sacramento Grazing Allotment Plan – Grazing Harms Mexican Spotted Owl and Two Endangered Plants

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.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife
Aug 15, 2004
Editorial – Too Many Dip Into River Supply

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

Rivers
#RethinkRivers
Aug 12, 2004
Notice of Intent to Sue Concerning ‘Not Warranted’ Black-tailed Prairie Dog Petition Finding

The Black-tailed Prairie Dog continues to suffer an onslaught of threats, including poisoning, shooting, habitat destruction, and sylvatic plague

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Aug 12, 2004
Conservation Groups Decry Removal of Black-tailed Prairie Dog from Candidate List

Bush Administration Rejects Protection for Imperiled Prairie Dog

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires