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Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate

Press Releases
Jan 21, 2005
The bird man of the Manzanitas

Jess Alford shunned big-city life to get close to nature, and his photographs of birds and other wildlife give back to the New Mexico environment

Jan 19, 2005
Cultural Sites, Wildlands At Risk From Federal Oil And Gas Leasing

Groups protest federal leasing of Navajo cultural sites, roadless areas, and endangered species habitats

Climate + Energy
#GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 19, 2005
WildEarth Guardians Wins Appeal of Verde Rim Grazing Allotments

WildEarth Guardians, Prescott National Forest Friends, and two individuals have won an administrative appeal reversing a U.S. Forest Service decision to allow continued cattle grazing in the "Verde Rim" Livestock grazing project.

Public Lands
Jan 18, 2005
Protest of BLM’s Notice of Competitive oil and Gas Lease Sale for Selected Parcels in New Mexico and Oklahoma

Protest filed on behalf of WildEarth Guardians, Chihuahuan Desert Conservation Alliance, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, and Donna House regarding the proposed oil and gas lease parcels

Climate + Energy
Jan 18, 2005
Counter-Inauguration Party

Don't Despair, Get Active

Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 14, 2005
Scientists: if prairie dogs vanish, other species will follow

Groups file lawsuit in federal district court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking federal protection for Gunnison's prairie dog, a grasslands keystone species

#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Jan 3, 2005
Protection Sought for Aplomado Falcon Habitat: Fish and Wildlife Service Refuses to Consider Endangered Species Act Petition

A coalition of environmental groups today challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) refusal to consider designation of critical habitat for the endangered Northern Aplomado Falcon

Jan 1, 2005
Once numbering millions of birds across eleven western states, today only 140,000 greater sage grouse remain.

The historic range of sage grouse included parts of sixteen Western states and three Canadian provinces. Since 1900 sage grouse populations have been reduced as their sagebrush habitat has been destroyed, degraded, and fragmented by human activities.

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#KeepItInTheGround, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea
Dec 9, 2004
Federal Safeguards Sought For Imperiled Prairie Fox – Coalition Challenges Removal of Swift Fox from Endangered Species Act Cand

Today a coalition led by WildEarth Guardians gave notice to the Department of Interior and the US Fish and Wildlife Service of its intention to sue over the Service's decision to refuse Endangered Species Act protection to the prairie-dwelling swift fox.

Dec 9, 2004
60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Under the Endangered Species Act

The "not warranted" determination on the petition to list the swift fox as endangered is arbitrary and capricious, does not use best science, and illegally considers future conservation actions as a reason not to list the species.