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The Importance of Federal Land Management for Western Wildlife

Western wildlife, such as elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn—even pygmy rabbits, depend on healthy public lands for food, shelter, mating, and survival. When these lands are mismanaged or degraded, wildlife populations …

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The Leaders We Need to Address the Wildlife Crisis and the Climate Crisis are Here

Our wildlife and lands face unprecedented challenges from the effects of climate change, toxic pollutants flowing into our air and water, energy development, mismanagement of natural resources, and worsening natural …

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A primer on the federal oil and gas leasing pause

Our public lands are critical for wildlife habitat, for delivering clean air and clean water, and for our growing outdoor economy. Oil and gas companies have had an outsized influence …

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Nine Wildlife Wins in 2020

It’s true that the past year has been dominated by headlines of gloom and doom. The disruption, uncertainty, and extreme hardship that has resulted from the global pandemic and economic …

Noncompetitive Leasing is Bad for Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, and Taxpayers

Over the past three-and-a-half years, the Trump administration has prioritized oil and gas development over all other uses of America’s public lands.  Anglers, hikers, bird watchers, and sportsmen have widely …

“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife and Communities

March 2020 marked a somber anniversary. Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its so-called “energy dominance” doctrine, which, as the name implies has put energy development as the priority …

5 Wildlife Wins Delivered by the National Environmental Policy Act

Whether it’s protecting mule deer in Colorado, moose in Montana, elk in Wyoming, salmon in California or blue herons in Michigan, a law that was signed by President Richard Nixon …

Eight Wildlife Wins on our Public Lands and Waters

We share the world with wildlife and we have a responsibility to ensure that it thrives into the future. But some sobering news came earlier this year, when the United …

Energy dominance threatens America’s wildlife

The Trump administration’s energy dominance strategy is wreaking havoc on our nation’s public lands and wildlife. Areas once thought too sensitive to ever be considered for oil and gas and …

Bright Future for Colorado Wildlife: Bettering Management of the Rio Grande National Forest

This summer, Coloradans will have the rare opportunity to influence land management practices in the Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado.  Since new forest plans are developed only once …

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