Protecting Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest From OHVs

Protecting Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest From OHVs The U.S. Forest Service issued a final decision green-lighting an extensive motorized trail system that would add 137 miles of new off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails to the existing network of 674 miles within...

Protecting Carnivores from Wildlife Services in Colorado

Victory! Protecting Carnivores From Wildlife Services in Colorado WELC, along with partners WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity are challenging a controversial, experimental U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services plan to kill wild...

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...

Colorado Forest Planning

Colorado Forest Planning We’re participating in forest planning processes in western Colorado, including the Rio Grande National Forest and the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. These forests include very important habitat and...

Protecting Grizzly Bears

Protecting Grizzly Bears Faced with shrinking habitat, the loss of critical food sources, and the impacts of climate change, grizzly bears are struggling to survive. Indeed, only 1,700-1,800 grizzlies remain in the lower 48 states, about 700 of which call the Greater...

Stopping Wildlife Services from Killing Wolves in Oregon

Stopping Wildlife Services from Killing Wolves in Oregon Wildlife Services is a stand-alone federal extermination program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that kills roughly 4 million animals per year, including wolves, bears, otters, foxes, coyotes,...

Protecting Mexican Wolves

Protecting Mexican Wolves – Endangered Species Act Case Mexican gray wolves belong to one of the smallest, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf. In 1976, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first listed the Mexican wolf as a protected...