This small group of people is indeed changing the world.
WELC is on a winning streak, saving wild places, wildlife, and communities across the West.
Wolverines will be reconsidered for protection under the Endangered Species Act! Only 250-300 remain in the wild.
We protected clean water from coal mine pollution in Montana! We stopped toxic metals from being dumped into waterways!
The 200+ mile liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline and terminal project in Oregon is halted!
State oil and gas rules are falling short to control methane waste on public lands.
This report shows why a strong federal rule is needed.
VICTORY FOR LYNX IN IDAHO!
The state needs to develop trapping restrictions to protect this rare, wild cat from being inadvertently killed.
Our efforts result in real, on-the-ground changes that defend ecosystems and communities across the West.
We kept 170 million tons of coal in the ground by stopping the Bull Mountains Mine from expanding in Montana.
PROTECTING THE WEST'S WILDLIFE
We're fighting for a future where a wolf’s howl can still be heard through the chilled night air.
DEFENDING OUR WILD PLACES
We value wild lands that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and solitude.
SAFEGUARDING THE WEST FROM FRACKING
We protect communities from dangerous oil and gas development.
WATER IS LIFE
We advocate to restore wild salmon runs, native forests, and clean drinking water.
OUR MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER: YOU
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Defending the West
Prevent Grizzly Bears from Losing Endangered Species Act Protection!
Watch a 4-minute video that details the risks to Chaco Canyon and why this area must be protected from fracking.
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