25 stories to Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary
As WildEarth Guardians celebrates our 25th
anniversary, on the 25th of this and every month, we intend to honor
our past by sharing stories about the special places, rivers and creatures that
we fight to protect—by and about the people protecting them. Read this month's story entitled, Saving Spotted Owls and Ancient Forests.
Beaver Restoration Plan Could Help Climate Adaptation
Our climate hero, the American beaver,
will be getting its own management plan in New Mexico after the state senate
passed a memorial recognizing it value in times of drought. WildEarth Guardians worked with state
lawmakers to marshal the legislation through the state legislative body. New
Mexico now joins Oregon and Utah with statewide beaver management plans.
Wolf Delisting Proposal Fatally Flawed
scientific peer review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to
remove Endangered Species Act protections from the gray wolf found the
Service’s process to be deeply flawed. Written by five leading scientists, the
report released unanimously concludes: “the rule does not currently represent
the ‘best available science.’” The Endangered Species Act requires that listing
and delisting decisions be made only on the basis of the best available
science. WildEarth Guardians is
calling on Interior Secretary Jewell and Service Director Ashe to keep their
promise to follow the best available science to govern wolf management. Join us and Stand4Wolves.
Promise of a Living Rio Grande
Our efforts to protect and restore flows in the mighty Rio Grande are
intensifying in 2014. We issued four warnings in 30 days notifying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Colorado, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of
their role in the decline of the Rio Grande silvery minnow and
Southwestern willow flycatcher in central New Mexico. The federal
agencies and the State of Colorado are on notice that lawsuits under the
Endangered Species Act will commence if their respective violations are
not not remedied within 60 days.
Slider Photo credits: beaver: istock. Fork Oak Creek, UT: Kevin Mueller/WildEarth Guardians. Lamar Alpha wolf: Trip Jennings. Black-tailed prairie dogs: Rich Reading. Bear: Ray Rafiti. Sage grouse: Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Thumbprint photos - Mexican spotted owl: Flickr User Aaron Maizlish. beavers feeding: Joseph Thomas. wolf: Sam Parks. Rio Grande: Adriel Heisey.