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 (USFWS) announced in 2014 that it would exclude all occupied lynx habitat in the Southern Rockies—from...

Keeping Crater Lake Wild

VICTORY! Keeping Crater Lake Wild The Forest Service has for years pursued a roughly 1,300-acre logging project near Crater Lake called the Loafer Timber Project. This would negatively impact the Crater Lake ecosystem, widespread recreational use of the area...

ESA Protection for Wolverine

ESA Protection for Wolverine Wolverine are exceedingly rare in the contiguous U.S. (only 250-300 remain), their highly fragmented habitat is shrinking due to climate change, and trapping in their habitat is common. Despite these facts, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife...

VICTORY! Santa Fe National Forest OHV Lawsuit Intervention

VICTORY! Santa Fe National Forest OHV Lawsuit Intervention The Santa Fe National Forest comprises approximately 1.6 million acres in northern New Mexico. The forest contains four wilderness areas, covering nearly 300,000 acres, as well as two “wild and scenic”...

Restoring Gray Wolves in Oregon

Restoring Gray Wolves in Oregon Oregon currently has at least 112 wolves in 11 packs, with 8 breeding pairs. Against the wishes of WELC and numerous other conservation organizations, in 2015, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission delisted the gray wolf from state...
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