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

Press Releases
Nov 9, 2021
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill directs vital funding to national forests roads

Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails program set up to protect clean water, connect fish and wildlife habitat, build climate resilience, and more

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding
Nov 8, 2021
Nevada Wildlife Commission defies science and public sentiment with vote to defeat proposed rule to ban grisly wildlife killing contests

The 5-4 vote was against the recommendation of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and ignored the non-hunting public’s opposition to the events

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 8, 2021
Conservation groups unite to protect threatened species in Colorado

Lawsuits filed against the Rio Grande National Forest’s new land management plan

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 1, 2021
Wildlife advocates convince feds to keep lynx protections, write long-overdue recovery plan

Agreement stems from legal challenge brought by Guardians and allies against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its failure to prepare a recovery plan for threatened Canada lynx over nearly two decades

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Nov 1, 2021
WildEarth Guardians condemns Biden plan to sell public lands for fracking as climate hypocrisy and more broken promises

Ahead of Glasgow climate summit, administration announces plans to authorize more climate pollution

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Oct 28, 2021
Lawsuit launched against feds for failure to recover black-footed ferret in Wyoming

Multiple Endangered Species Act violations challenged for one of the most endangered mammals in North America

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2021
Biden administration announces first steps to undo Trump Endangered Species Act changes

Two proposed rules would rescind Trump administration efforts to limit the critical habitat protections for imperiled species

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2021
Mexican gray wolves see improved but imperfect management rule

Unscientific population cap is removed but lobos remain barred from their historical range

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 20, 2021
Living rivers vital to New Mexico’s 50-year water planning effort

Plan currently falls short in analyzing the effects of climate change on the ecological health of waterways, imperiled species, and recreational economy

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Oct 18, 2021
Endangered status removed from imperiled Colorado River fish

Crisis looms large for the basin due to climate change and unsustainable use

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction