We Won Greater Endangered Species Act Protections for Canada Lynx


We Protected the Santa Fe National Forest from Off Road Vehicle Abuses


We Safeguarded Southwest Communities from Dangerous Fracking


We Reformed Hatcheries to Protect Wild Salmon and Steelhead

2014 Victories

We Preserved an Old Growth Forest Near Oregon's Crater Lake National Park

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BLM Says No To Killing Contest On BLM Lands (press release, 11.25.14)

Conservationists celebrate win just 12 days after filing lawsuit to stop the wolf-hunting contest on public lands

Conservationists are celebrating the news from the Salmon, Idaho U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office announcing the agency is withdrawing the 5-year permit it issued for a cruel killing...

Partnering with Orvis to Protect Wild Salmon (Orvis News, 11.21.14)

“Salmon ran in runs so thick you couldn’t see the bottoms of rivers, so thick people were afraid to put their boats in for fear they would capsize, so thick they would keep people awake at night...

Conservationists Challenge Failure to Protect Habitat for Imperiled Canada Lynx (press release 11.17.14)

Lawsuit Seeks Protections for Habitat Needed for Magnificent Cats’ Recovery

Today, WildEarth Guardians represented by the Western Environmental Law Center filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for failing to designate as critical habitat large...

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