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Press Releases
May 20, 2003
WildEarth Guardians Awarded State Land Grazing Lease; Group Vows to ‘Unranch’ Lands, Restore Degraded Babocamari River

After nearly six years of legal and administrative battles, WildEarth Guardians has been awarded a lease to a 162-acre parcel of state school trust land in southeastern Arizona

Public Lands
Apr 25, 2003
WildEarth Guardians Comments on BLM Decision Plan to Develop Vehicle Trail in Environmentally Sensitive Area

The Warner Ridge/Fort Pearce ACEC was designated to offset the damage from off highway vehicle use in the area. This BLM plan that establishes a more permanent trail through the ACEC will only encourage more vehicular traffic in an ecologically sensitive

Public Lands
Apr 18, 2003
Court Order and Opinion – Lincoln NF Sacramento Grazing Allotment – April 14, 2003

Judge Parker's ruling that the Lincoln NF has failed to fully consider the effects of grazing on the Mexican spotted owl on the Sacramento allotment

Public Lands
Apr 18, 2003
Judge Rules Forest Service Violated Endangered Species Protections by Authorizing Grazing in Lincoln National Forest

For the third time in the last five months, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service is violating federal environmental laws when permitting livestock grazing on the Southwestern national forests

Public Lands, Wildlife
Apr 14, 2003
Arizona State Land Department Says Environmental Group Can ‘Unranch’ Grazing Lease; Requests Sealed Bids For Lease

The groups hailed the decision saying it signals the end of an archaic and illegal policy that provided the livestock industry with exclusive control of Arizona state lands

Public Lands
Mar 13, 2003
Groups Appeal Gila National Forest Logging Plan – ‘Thinning’ Project Threatens Songbirds and Ancient Forests

WildEarth Guardians and Wild Watershed have appealed a 'forest restoration' logging project that would allow cutting of trees larger than 18" in diameter

Public Lands
Mar 3, 2003
Interior Department Proposes Weakening Environmental Standards for Grazing on Public Lands

The changes to the grazing rules will result in the reduced ability of the public to participate in grazing administration and policy decisions, and subject more land to the devastating impacts of grazing.

Public Lands
Feb 26, 2003
Citizen Groups Sue Forest Service Over Grazing Fee

The lawsuit requires the Forest Service to make a final decision on the reform of the grazing fee formula

Public Lands
Jan 22, 2003
Judicial Order Halts Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forests to Protect Mexican Spotted Owl

The largest ban of livestock grazing ever issued on western public lands goes into effect today

Public Lands
Jan 17, 2003
Federal Study of West’s Energy Resources Reveals Broad Availability of Oil and Natural Gas

This report validates the claim that there are ample available energy resources in the west without gutting the wilderness and endangered species protections presently in place

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife