In 2014 we celebrated our first 25 years. We halted logging on more than 21 million acres of national forests in the southwest. We ushered in a new era of endangered species protection for more than 1,000 imperiled plants and animals that will get a fighting chance at survival thanks to our historic Endangered Species Act legal settlement. And we forced the closure of coal-fired power plants in pursuit of climate sanity. We have lots more to do, so please plan to stick with us for another 25 years and enjoy our staff origin stories, why we fight so hard and do what we do!
photo credits: banner: Ray Rafiti. owl: public domain. wolf: Wolf Conservation Center. Rio Grande: Adriel Heisey. Oregon Buttes: Erik Molvar. Greater sage grouse: Tom Reichner. wolf pups: USFWS. Sierra Nevada bear sign: Julius Whittington. Pueblo Bonito Chaco Canyon: Samantha Ruscavage-Barz. desert vista: Mark Gershman. Warner Creek Blockade: Kurt Jensen. wolf: Madeleine Carey. stream: WildEarth Guardians. Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness: WildEarth Guardians. Mt. Hood National Forest: Mary Dyson. humphead wrasse and diver: Paul Cizek, Creative Commons, Flickr.