Protecting Amphibians in the Sierra Nevada’s Meadows

High elevation meadows and streams in the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and the John Muir Wilderness in California are suffering from extensive cattle grazing. Cattle are trucked up into the meadows from private ranches to graze on Forest Service...

Protecting Klamath River Salmon From Grazing

Protecting Klamath River Salmon From Grazing Wild coho salmon in the upper Klamath River in California are at “high risk of extinction,” in part because of cattle grazing. Coho find habitat along sensitive streams such as Horse Creek and Beaver Creek, which have high...

Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium

VICTORY! Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium We fought hard against the practice of suction dredging in Oregon because it disturbs our shared rivers and harms wild salmon and steelhead. WELC helped our conservation colleagues engage legislators on a new state law...

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...

Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program

Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program Through an international endangered species trade treaty, the federal government is facilitating the mass export of furs and other animal parts to other countries where fur coats and the like are still socially acceptable. In...

Protecting Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Bull Trout, and Steelhead

Protecting Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Bull Trout, and Steelhead The Puyallup River originates in glaciers along the slopes of Mount Rainier in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and flows through lands owned by the Puyallup Tribe to Commencement Bay in Puget Sound....

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,...

VICTORY! Idaho Lynx Trapping Challenge

VICTORY! Idaho Lynx Trapping Challenge When Canada lynx was finally put on the endangered species list in 2000, trappers could no longer target the animal, but they can still target species such as bobcats that look like lynx and sometimes share its habitat. For...