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...

Defending the Wild and Scenic Rogue River

Defending the Wild and Scenic Rogue River In 2016 the Bureau of Land Management recognized that the middle section of the Rogue River in Oregon—sandwiched between protected segments downstream from Crater Lake National Park, and upstream of the famed Blossom Bar...

Protecting Carnivores from Wildlife Services in Colorado

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 carnivores...

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 800-1,000 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,...