WildEarth Guardians

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

Press Releases
Feb 2, 2005
Western Grouse Project

Their historic range lands are dwindling and these once abundant birds are disappearing from the Southwest.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jan 27, 2005
Wildlife at Risk from New “NO-GENETICS” Policy in the Southwest U.S.

Likely consequences in the Southwest include weakened recovery planning and decreased protections for mammals, birds, fishes, and other wildlife on the brink of extinction.

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Jan 25, 2005
Grazing-lease Buyouts? Idea has some promise

After years of often-confrontational tactics toward New Mexico ranchers and other traditional lifestyles, WildEarth Guardians are trying a creative approach to cutting back the number of cattle tromping through public lands.

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 23, 2005
Buyout Plan Targets Ranchers; Grazing Permits Would Be Retired

Environmentalists say ending grazing -- even if only on some allotments-- would be good for the land, for native wildlife and for riparian areas and watersheds.

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
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

Wildlife
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
#WildlandsForWildlife
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
#KeepItInTheGround
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

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires