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Press Releases
Jan 22, 2003
Judicial Order Halts Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forests to Protect Mexican Spotted Owl

The largest ban of livestock grazing ever issued on western public lands goes into effect today

Public Lands
Jan 17, 2003
Federal Study of West’s Energy Resources Reveals Broad Availability of Oil and Natural Gas

This report validates the claim that there are ample available energy resources in the west without gutting the wilderness and endangered species protections presently in place

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife
Jan 16, 2003
Group Threatens Lawsuit Claiming Grazing on Southwestern National Forests Threatens Wildlife

The 60-day notice warns the Forest Service that it has failed to adequately consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on hundreds of allotments on the eleven national forests throughout New Mexico and Arizona over the past seven years

Public Lands
Jan 6, 2003
Judge Rules Forest Service Violated Endangered Species Protections by Authorizing Grazing in Gila National Forest

The Copper Creek allotment on the Gila National Forest is illegally permitted

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 2, 2003
A Bitter Debate: BLM Plans to Expand Drilling Near Bitter Lakes Refuge

Oil and gas development proposed on the outskirts of a southern New Mexico wildlife refuge

Jan 1, 2003
The Rio Grande silvery minnow was once one of the most common species in the Rio Grande

The species has been extirpated from more than 95% of its historical range and today occurs only in 170 mile stretch of the river in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Dec 20, 2002
Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Endangered Wildlife Threatened By Proposed Oil and Gas Development

WildEarth Guardians tells BLM: Permanently prohibit all oil and gas development to protect the habitat of endangered fish and wildlife on the Refuge

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 9, 2002
Petition to BLM Seeking Protection Of 343,000 acres of Habitat for Lesser Prairie-Chicken

A bi-partisan coalition of conservation and animal rights groups, led by WildEarth Guardians, today petitioned the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management

Public Lands, Wildlife
Oct 1, 2002
Environmental Groups Criticize Runaway Oil and Gas Development as Harmful to Wildlife and Air Quality

Environmental groups were highly critical of the Farmington BLM draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for ignoring wildlife in oil and gas development plans

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
Sep 24, 2002
Soaptree Yucca and Aplomados – Chihuahuan Desert

Livestock grazing poses a significant threat to the value of yucca for falcon nesting and for prey habitat. Recent research has found that falcons in the Chihuahuan desert primarily nest in yucca and that cattle may harm yucca caudices.