Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate
The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) conservation and management on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units (NNF)
As citizens who understand the economic value of our national forests, we urge you not to implement this new rule. The original roadless rule is of far greater benefit to federal taxpayers.
Rare Animals at Risk from Oil and Gas Drilling
There is growing consensus among the scientific community that a strong roadless conservation rule is one of the cornerstones to sustainable public lands management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem health of the national forests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Conata Basin in South Dakota' s Buffalo Gap National Grassland hosts the only successful black-footed ferret recovery site in the world.
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)