Protecting Lynx Habitat in the Rio Grande National Forest

Protecting Lynx Habitat in Colorado’s Rio Grande National Forest The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a timber sale on the Conejos Peak Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest. Quizzically, the Forest Service will not publicly identify specific areas...

Protecting Canada Lynx in Washington State

VICTORY! Protecting Canada Lynx in Washington State For more than 15 years, the Canada lynx has been listed as a threatened species under the Washington state equivalent of the Endangered Species Act. After the state population of these rare cats fell to an estimated...

Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx WELC is committed to helping this majestic cat thrive in the wild throughout the southern and northern Rocky Mountains. Canada lynx once ranged from Alaska to New Mexico, but due to a declining population were listed as threatened under the Endangered...

Protecting Lynx and Wolverine Habitat in Central Colorado

Protecting Lynx and Wolverine Habitat in Central Colorado The Tennessee Creek Project in Leadville, Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest authorizes 12,000 acres of logging (including more than 2,300 acres of clearcuts), more than 6,700 acres of prescribed fire,...

Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation

Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation Despite mounting evidence that lynx habitat is more expansive than previously thought, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in 2014 that it would exclude all occupied lynx habitat in the Southern Rockies—from...

VICTORY! Lynx Trapping Challenge

VICTORY! Montana Lynx Trapping Challenge Lynx trapping in Montana has been shut down since March 2000, when the species was designated as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Lynx, however, are susceptible to traps and snares and often caught and killed in...