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Press Releases
Feb 10, 2004
In the face of the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to take basic steps to protect lynx on public lands in New Mexico, several cons

A 1999 assessment by the Forest Service found that Forest Plans in the Southern Rockies may harm lynx and lynx habitat. The Carson and Santa Fe National Forests did not participate in the assessment or in the subsequent conservation agreement.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 10, 2004
Lynx Not Welcome In New Mexico – Coalition Challenges Forest Service Refusal to Protect Lynx

While National Forests in both Colorado and Wyoming have consulted with the Fish and Wildlife Service in assessing the impact of their land management operations on lynx in the Southern Rockies, New Mexico's National Forests have refused to do the same.

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Feb 10, 2004
Private Property And Wildlife Habitat Threatened By Massive Drilling Lease Sale – Groups File Protest Challenging Sale of Drilli

Oil and gas drilling in these places will destroy valuable wetlands and habitat for endangered wildlife like the mountain plover and white-tailed prairie dog

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 9, 2004
Groups Petition EPA to Prohibit Dumping of Coal Ash in Water

New Mexico Environmental Group Seeks to Prevent Additional Cases of Water Contamination

Climate + Energy
Feb 9, 2004
Endangered Species At Risk From Oil Drilling Plans – Impacts on Aplomado Falcon Cited in WildEarth Guardians Challenge of Otero

WildEarth Guardians Challenges BLM's oil and gas drilling plan for Otero and Sierra Counties. The group argues that the plan will harm the endangered northern aplomado falcon

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 5, 2004
Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Logging; Agrees Forest Service Ignored Endangered Spotted Owls

A federal judge issued a ruling that makes more permanent a ban on logging in habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl in the Jemez Mountains west of Santa Fe

Feb 2, 2004
Groundhog Day 2004: Utah Prairie Dog Faces Extinction

Coalition Seeks Protection in light of plummeting prairie dog populations

#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Jan 26, 2004
Critical Wildlife Areas Endangered By Drilling Plans

Oil & gas leasing decisions by the BLM would further threaten the endangered aplomado falcon and other struggling wildlife, so two conservation groups are seeking protection of wildlife habitat on 87,000 acres in eastern NM, western OK, and SW Kansas

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 14, 2004
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Lakes and BMG Wildfire Timber Salvage Sale, Santa Fe Forest

Enjoining all ground-disturbing work (except for removal of downed timber) in Unit 6 of the Sandoval Ridge area of the Santa Fe Forest

Public Lands
Jan 7, 2004
Groups File Lawsuit to Halt Salvage Logging on Santa Fe National Forest

WildEarth Guardians and Santa Fe Forest Watch filed a lawsuit in federal court on January 6th seeking to halt a salvage logging project that would harm sensitive wildlife on the Santa Fe National Forest

Public Lands