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WildEarth Guardians’ priority campaigns
WildEarth Guardians’ priority campaigns reflect the most urgent issues that we face in the American West. Each is designed to have the greatest impact. Through strategic focus, measurable goals, and targeted funding, we are able to stretch our conservation dollars and make progress toward cleaner air, more abundant wildlife, protected lands, and restored rivers.
Keeping livestock off public lands has many benefits, but existing law doesn’t allow for permanent livestock grazing permit retirement
WildEarth Guardians' Newsroom
The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back Clean Water Act protections is a real nightmare for the Santa Fe River and waterways throughout New Mexico. The rule eliminates categories of currently protected waters, including ephemeral and intermittent streams that only flow in direct response to precipitation; closed-basin lakes and watersheds; interstate waters; and most wetlands. Over 90 percent of waterways in New Mexico fall into these categories and would lose vital federal protections.Read more >
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled last month that the Bureau of Land Management had failed to consider, or attempt to quantify, how potential fossil fuel development from those leases exacerbates a warming climate when it leased about 500 square miles of land to companies during the Obama years.Read more >