Rethinking the Rio Grande
WildEarth Guardians unveiled its bold vision for conserving
water and restoring flows to the Rio Grande in the report and website launched
this month. The plan details the opportunity to move water stored in
low-elevation reservoirs upstream to reservoirs located at higher elevations.
Storing water in this manner would save a huge amount of water each year (otherwise
lost to evaporation) and create the possibility of moving water downstream in a
way that would bolster river flows and support native fish, wildlife and
Tenth Annual Prairie Dog Conservation Report Released
has released the tenth annual Report
from the Burrow,
examining the twelve states in prairie dog range for their treatment of these
keystone species in 2016. As in the past several years, the status quo, where
these intelligent, ecologically important animals are treated as pests and
widely poisoned, gassed, and shot, remains largely unchanged. The report
compares the most recent estimates of occupied acreage to state management plan
End the War on Wildlife
America’s public lands should be a safe haven for
native wildlife, but they’re sadly they are not. Instead a federal agency kills
millions of animals each year with taxpayer money. We aim to change the outcome for wildlife. In support of this
campaign, we have launched a new website to End the War on Wildlife. Check
out our new website here along with our new video and share both with your friends.
Santa Fe Forest Safe Again
Off-road vehicle advocates
failed again in their attempt to open up more of the Santa Fe National Forest
to motor vehicles. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
tossed their second lawsuit attacking the Santa Fe National Forest travel plan.
WildEarth Guardians intervened in the lawsuit to help ensure the travel plan—which protected wildlife, water quality and quiet recreation from unregulated
motor vehicle use on the forest—stayed in force.
Slider Photo credits: Beaver Creek Road View near Hogback Lookout, Helena National Forest— flickr creative commons, Forest Service Northern Region. wolf—Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife. Fajada Butte—adobestock. bald eagle—adobestock. prairie chicken—adobestock. Thumbprint photos: Rio Grande—Adriel Heisey. prairie dog—Thomas Shahan. End the War on Wildlife meme wolf—Ray Rafiti. dirt bike—USDA.
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