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Legal Fellow Position

LEGAL FELLOW POSITION OPENING The Western Environmental Law Center (“WELC”) is a nonprofit public interest environmental law firm with a 25-year legacy of successfully using the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the West. We...

Groups applaud strengthened bill to protect Greater Chaco

Members of the Greater Chaco Coalition are applauding New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and New Mexico Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and Congresswoman Deb Haaland for re-introducing the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 in the U.S....

Mexican wolf count indicates true recovery is distant

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed that 131 Mexican gray wolves survive in the wilds of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. The annual count shows a small increase of 14 individuals from last year's total documented count of 117. The...

Groups challenge Flathead Forest Plan’s weak wildlife protections

Two conservation groups, WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s revised Forest Plan for Montana’s Flathead National Forest. The groups also put the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on notice...