We Defend the West

Defending Wildlands | Protecting Wildlife | Safeguarding Climate

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate. We envision a thriving, resilient West, abundant with protected public lands and wildlife, powered by clean energy, and defended by communities rooted in an ethic of conservation.

We Defend the West

Defending Wildlands | Protecting Wildlife | Safeguarding Climate

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate. We envision a thriving, resilient West, abundant with protected public lands and wildlife, powered by clean energy, and defended by communities rooted in an ethic of conservation.

 

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We Defend the West

Defending Wildlands
Protecting Wildlife
Safeguarding Climate

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate. We envision a thriving, resilient West, abundant with protected public lands and wildlife, powered by clean energy, and defended by communities rooted in an ethic of conservation.

 

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Defending Wildlands

The American West is defined by its natural heritage of wildlands, rivers, forests, and wildlife. Since its inception, WELC has worked hard to preserve and restore these unique characteristics.

Protecting Wildlife

The American West depends on its iconic wildlife. WELC protects native animals while preserving and restoring the healthy, functioning natural ecosystems they call home.

Safeguarding Climate

Our world is warming, with dire consequences to the American West’s communities, lands, rivers, and wildlife. But, as the saying goes, in every crisis lies opportunity.

New York Times: “Susan Jane is my hero”

WELC is committed to sustainable forest management, which requires moving through conflict between otherwise entrenched interests with dialogue and science. Susan Jane Brown and Pam Hardy have fought old-growth logging while improving forest wildfire resilience and helping rural communities in eastern Oregon and beyond. Read about their “cabinet of rivals” approach to collaborative forest management in this New York Times piece.

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