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Press Releases
Dec 15, 2005
Valle Vidal Waters Protected

NM state Water Quality Control Commission votes to designate Valle Vidal streams and lakes as Outstanding National Resource Waters, a classification allowed under the federal Clean Water Act that prohibits further degradation in water quality
Contact: John Arnold Albuquerque Journal

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Nov 28, 2005
WildEarth Guardians Receives Highest Rating for Sound Fiscal Management – Group is Given 4-Star Rating

Nearly eighty percent of WildEarth Guardians' expenses are allocated to its programs, and their fiscal policies ensure accountability, transparency and quantifiable results.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
Nov 16, 2005
Presidential Pardon Requested for Endangered Western Grouse Species

The request comes on the cusp of the traditional pardon of a Thanksgiving turkey by the President
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Nov 7, 2005
Bill Earmarks Funding for Water Projects, Silvery Minnow

The endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow is deemed one of the key barometers for measuring the Rio Grande's health
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Oct 17, 2005
Romantic, natural setting to breed silvery minnows

Silvery Minnow Refugium is a simulated river to breed large amounts of fish and release them back into the river
Contact: Sue Vorenberg The Albuquerque Tribune

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Oct 11, 2005
Carson National Forest Tops List of Threatened Forests: New Report Reveals Administration’s Push for More Oil & Gas Drilling

Collectively, the forest profiles in this report illustrate the poor ecological state of the national forest system, in large part from Forest Service efforts to place private, industrial interests above the interests of the American people.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Oct 5, 2005
Conservation Groups Push for Devils River Minnow Habitat Protection

Endangered listing and critical habitat designation sought from Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
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Sep 19, 2005
New Report Casts Doubt on Rio Grande National Forest Logging Proposal

Analysis of Over 300 Relevant Studies Shows Industrial Logging is Not the Solution to Forest Insect Outbreaks
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Sep 19, 2005
Appeal of the County Line Vegetation Management Project Record of Decision and Environmental Impact Statement Rio Grande Nationa

Contrary to the stated conclusion that the project will help reduce spruce beetles, careful scrutiny of the proposed prescriptions suggests that the project may actually increase spruce beetle populations.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Sep 7, 2005
Caldera Grazing Sparks Debate

The trust board is putting the cow before the fish, elk, birds and streams. None of the streams flowing through the Valles Caldera National Preserve meet state water quality standards and should be better protected from grazing.
Contact: Albuquerque Journal

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio