Press Releases

House votes to strip ESA wolf protections, block judicial oversight ~November 16, 2018

BLM Plan would Strip Protections from Bears Ears National Monument; Western Watersheds Project among numerous conservationists opposing new plan ~ November 15, 2018

Point Reyes National Seashore Releases Controversial General Management Plan Amendment for Public Comment ~ October 31, 2018

Feds Yank More than 1 Million Acres from December Oil, Gas Lease Sales in Five States in Response to Lawsuit ~ October 26, 2018

National Park at Risk as Trump Administration Approves Expanded Livestock Grazing ~ October 8, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes to Cut Sage Grouse Protection Across 5 Million Acres ~ October 5, 2018

Judge Upholds Endangered Species Act Protections for Gunnison Sage Grouse ~ September 28, 2018

House Committee Targets Rare Native Wildlife for Extinction ~ September 26, 2018

Judge Blocks Trump Policy Cutting Public Out of Oil and Gas Leasing Decisions on Public Lands ~ September 24, 2018

Groups: M-44 “Cyanide Bombs” Must Be Eliminated in Oregon Before a Child Is Killed ~ September 13, 2018

Western Watersheds Project: Thunder Basin National Grasslands to Get Added Scrutiny to Ensure Success of Ferret Reintroduction ~ September 6, 2018

Trump Administration to Lease 4,200 Acres in Northern Arizona for Fracking ~ September 6, 2018

Rep. Huffman introduces bill to switch Point Reyes priority from public enjoyment to industrial agriculture ~ August 31, 2018

Groups Seek Restraining Order to Stop Grizzly Hunting in Idaho And Wyoming ~ August 30, 2018

First Major Drilling Project of Trump Administration Threatens Sage-grouse Habitat, World-Famous Pronghorn Migration ~ August 28, 2018

Bi-State Sage-Grouse Gain New Chance at Federal Protections ~ August 27, 2018

Conservation Groups Fight Massive Pinyon-Juniper Chaining Project in Nevada ~ August 17, 2018

Court Overturns Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Montana Grayling ~ August 17, 2018

BLM Halts Massive Juniper Cutting Project in Idaho ~ August 1, 2018

Agency study questions fuel break effectiveness, wildlife impacts ~ July 27, 2018

Wildlife Services Kills Wolves in Sawtooth National Recreation Area to Prop Up Harmful Sheep Grazing ~ July 17, 2018

Release of Three Mexican Gray Wolf Packs Needed to Put Recovery Back on Track ~ July 12 2018

Legal Motion Challenges Trump Policy Cutting Public Out of Public-Lands Fracking Decisions ~ July 9, 2018

Proposed Plan of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Announced ~ June 29, 2018

Conservation Group Fights Massive Juniper Cutting Project in Idaho ~ June 28, 2018

Wild Horse Advocates Join Forces with Conservationists in Lawsuit Challenging BLM Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada ~ June 27, 2018

Court: Feds Failed to Fully Assess Risks of Killing Thousands of Animals a Year in Idaho ~ June 25, 2018

Sage-Grouse Plan Revisions Take Management From Bad To Worse ~ May 2, 2018

U.S. Wildlife Agency Promises Gunnison Sage-grouse Recovery Plan ~ April 30, 2018

Environmentalists host forum on “Returning the Wolf to the Mountains”~ March 2, 2018

Conservationists Mark Anniversary of M-44 Tragedy with Film Screening ~ March 13, 2018

Public Records Sought on Plans to Gun Down Idaho Wolves ~ March 13, 2018

New Mexico Bighorns to be Killed to “Save Them” from Livestock Diseases Spread by Public Lands Grazing Operations ~ March 12, 2018

Public Support for Protecting Flathead’s Wildlife Loud and Clear ~ February 14, 2018

Court Overturns Political Decision to Deny Endangered Species Protection to Bison ~ February 1, 2018

The Price of Plundering Public Lands Just Went Down ~ January 31, 2018

Wolf advocates sue: ‘Recovery plan’ sets Mexican wolves on road to extinction ~ January 30, 2018

Feds Halt Idaho Oil, Gas Lease Sale After Conservation Groups Protest ~ January 18, 2018

Conservation Groups Urge Interior Secretary Zinke to Round Up Bundy’s Trespassing Cattle ~ January 10, 2018

‘Year in Review’ Report Highlights Trump Administration’s Dismal 2017 Environmental Record ~ December 29, 2017

Yellowstone Conservation Groups:  Focus on Livestock, Not Wildlife, to Manage Brucellosis ~ December 15, 2017

Greater Sage-grouse among Endangered Species Decisions Undercut by Politics ~ December 14, 2017

Lawsuit Digs into Taxpayer-Subsidized Grazing Projects in the Gila Box ~ December 7, 2017

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed Majestic Bears Ears National Monument ~ December 7, 2017

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed  Dinosaur Treasure Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument ~ December 4, 2017

Western Watersheds Project Media Statement on Trump’s Monumental Mistake ~ December 4, 2017

Groups Call for Stronger Measures to Conserve Sage-Grouse ~ December 1, 2017

Trump Administration Finalizes Deeply Flawed Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan ~ November 29, 2017

Northeast Idaho Sheep Grazing Stopped to Protect Wild Bighorns ~ November 21, 2017

SECURE Act is a Public Lands and Waters Giveaway to Dirty Industry ~ November 8, 2017

California Wildlife Win Protections from Federal Trapping, Gunning ~ November 1, 2017

Legal Action Aims to Block Fracking, Save Utah Sage Grouse ~ October 31, 2017

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf, “Esperanza,” Applies to Join Arizona Game and Fish Commission ~ October 26, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Today to Protect Idaho Bighorn Sheep from Deadly Diseases ~ October 17, 2017

ONSHORE Act is a Public Lands Giveaway to Dirty Industry ~ October 12, 2017

Playing Chicken with Extinction ~ October 5, 2017

Trump administration to further weaken federal sage grouse compromise ~ September 28, 2017

Secret Report: Slash 6 Monuments, Gut Environmental Protections on Remainder ~ September 18, 2017

Swimming in a cow toilet: Majority of Wyoming’s waters lose protections from fecal bacteria ~ September 14, 2017

Trump Administration’s Fracking Plan Threatens Utah Sage Grouse Survival ~ September 11, 2017

Federal Court Rules Wyoming “Ag-Gag” Law Unconstitutional ~ August 7, 2017

Rocky Mountain Groups File Lawsuit to Halt Yellowstone Grizzly De-Listing ~ September 6, 2017

Conservationists Seek Nationwide Ban on Wildlife-killing M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ ~ August 10, 207

Administration Recommendations Seek to Undermine Sage-Grouse Conservation~ August 7, 2017

WWP Overturns Nevada grazing decision on sage-grouse grounds ~ August 1, 2017

Idahoans to Protest Dangerous Cyanide Bombs ~ July 24, 2017

Conservationists, Ranchers, Park Service Agree on Plan  to Address Point Reyes Ranching, Elk Issues ~ July 12, 2017

Proposed Wyoming Gas Field Spells Trouble for Sage Grouse, Pronghorn Migration ~ July 7, 2017

Western Watersheds Project Wins Protections for Salmon, Steelhead, and Bull Trout in Idaho July 7, 2017

Protest Filed Over Oil, Gas Leasing That Endangers Utah Sage Grouse ~ July 3, 2017

Rocky Mountain Groups to Challenge Yellowstone Grizzly De-Listing ~ June 30, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California ~ June 21, 2017

Trump Administration Offers 195,000 Nevada Acres for Fracking ~ June 14, 2017

Groups Seek Immediate Ban on Use of M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ in Wyoming ~ June 13, 2017

Legal Protest Targets Massive Nevada Fracking Plan ~ May 25, 2017

Groups Ask Court to Halt Federal Wildlife Killing in Idaho ~ May 11, 2017

Bureau of Land Management Fracking Plan Endangers Sage-Grouse in Utah ~ April 14, 2017

Federal Wildlife-killing Agency Agrees to Halt Use of M-44 “Cyanide Bombs” in Idaho ~ April 10, 2017

Immediate Ban Sought on Use of M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ in Idaho ~ March 28, 2017

Idaho Settlement Ensures Notification for Wildlife-killing Contests on BLM Lands ~ February 22, 2017

Conservation Group Appeals Gateway West Transmission Line ~ February 22, 2017

Grazing Fee Drops in 2017, Further Undervaluing Public Lands ~ January 31, 2017

Court Finds Livestock Grazing on Oregon National Forest Endangers Spotted Frog ~ January 25, 2017

Group Challenges Failure to Protect Sage Grouse, Rare Fishes in Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges ~ January 24, 2017

Court Rules That Forest Service Illegally Authorized Helicopter Intrusions in Premiere Wilderness Area ~ January 19, 2017

New Polling Data Underscores Public Support for Endangered Species Protections ~ January 19, 2017

Ruling Protects Gila Box Watershed from New Livestock Infrastructure Pending Appeal ~ January 5, 2017

BLM Urged to Shut Down Illegal Coyote-killing Contests in Wyoming ~ January 4, 2017

McMorris Rodgers pick for Interior Secretary Raises Major Environmental Red Flags ~ December 9, 2016

What a Trump presidency means for western public lands ~ November 10, 2016

Statement on ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Bundy Trial ~ October 28, 2016

New Lawsuit Filed to Protect Idaho’s Spectacular Sawtooth Country from Livestock Abuse ~ October 12, 2016

Arctic Grayling Still in Hot Water, Despite Court Ruling ~ September 2, 2016 

Wolf Supporters to Rally in Olympia to Protest Killing of Profanity Peak Pack ~ August 30, 2016

Frivolous Wyoming Trespass Lawsuit Finally Dropped! – August 18, 2016  

Threatened Slickspot Needs Protection from Livestock ~ August 16, 2016

Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward ~ July 19, 2016

Agencies Fail to Identify, Track, Penalize, or Deter Unauthorized Livestock Grazing on Public Lands According to a New Report from the Government Accountability Office ~ July 14, 2016

Groups file notice of intent to sue USFWS and for failure to give Yellowstone bison ESA protections ~ July 12, 2016

Conservation Groups Challenge Idaho Wolf-killing ~ June 1, 2016

Government Urged to Round up Bundy’s Cattle ~ May 9, 2016

Wyoming Data Censorship Laws are Still Illegal ~ April 6, 2016

Two More Years of Trespass: Bundy’s Cows Still Trampling Tortoise Habitat ~ April 5, 2016

Lawsuit Filed to Stop New Livestock Fencing in Sage-Grouse Habitat ~ March 29, 2016

Conservation Groups Win Reprieve from Sheep Grazing on Government Lands ~ March 17, 2016

VICTORY FOR BIGHORN SHEEP! Appeals Court Affirms Forest Service Closures that Protect Bighorn from Domestic Livestock ~ March 2, 2016

Lawsuit Fights Special Interest Loopholes in Greater Sage-grouse plans ~ February 25, 2016

Wolves in Idaho’s ‘Lolo Zone’ Being Gunned Down by Government ~ February 8, 2016

Grannies and Birders Against Bullies ~ January 17, 2016

Idaho Breaks Agreement Using Helicopter Drops to Collar Wolves in Frank Church Wilderness ~ January 13, 2016

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Denies Endangered Species Act Protection for the Iconic Yellowstone Bison ~ January 12, 2016

Court Orders Idaho to Stop Illegal Trapping of Protected Lynx ~ January 11, 2016

Northern Rockies Fishers One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection ~ January 11, 2016

Reality Check on Public Lands Ranching: A reaction to the rhetoric of the Bundy militia in Oregon ~ January 4, 2016

Conservationists Score Early Victory in challenge to Wyoming’s Data Censorship Statutes ~ December 29, 2015

Groups Sue to Overturn Controversial Wyoming Data-Censorship Law ~ September 29, 2015

Greater Sage-grouse Denied Protection; Outlook for Iconic Bird is Bleak ~ September 22, 2015

BLM Given Notice about Endangered Species Act Violations in Idaho ~ September 21, 2015

New Opportunity to Retire Livestock Permits Accompanies Wilderness Designation ~ August 10, 2015

Idaho Fish and Game Will Not Kill Wolves in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness This Winter ~ August 5, 2015

Wyoming Regulates to Increase Pollution in its Streams ~ July 31, 2015

Case Filed to Protect Copper Basin Fish from Grazing ~ June 22, 2015

Battle Mountain Grazing Settlement Sows Seeds of Discord ~ June 10, 2015

Nevada’s Scofflaw Ranchers Defy Closures and Put Their Cows onto Parched Public Lands ~ June 6, 2015

Sage-grouse Plans Fail to Rein in Livestock Impacts ~ May 28, 2015

Conservationists Challenge Illegal Sycan River Grazing ~ May 26, 2015

Conservation Group Seeks Dismissal of Frivolous Lawsuit in Wyoming ~ May 19, 2015

Sheep Won’t Graze at Government Station This Summer ~ May 7, 2015

Feds Backtrack On Protecting Bi-State Sage-Grouse ~ April 21, 2015

Forest Plan Challenged for Inadequate Mono Basin Sage Grouse Protections~ April 7, 2015

Conservationists Challenge Grizzly Killing in Grand Teton National Park ~ April 6, 2015

Conservationists Protest Disease-Spreading Elk Feeding in Gros Ventre as Chronic Wasting Disease Moves Closer ~ March 17, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges Livestock Grazing that Harms Sage-Grouse in Craters of the Moon National Monument ~ February 18, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges Goverment’s Large-scale Wildlife Killing in Idaho ~ February 11, 2015

Lawsuit Filed to Secure “Endangered” Status for Gunnison Sage Grouse ~ January 20, 2014

Ely BLM Withdraws Decision to Poison, Crush and Chop Sage-grouse Habitat ~ December 19, 2014

New Study Finds That Grass Height Drives Sage Grouse Nest Success ~ December 16, 2014

Western Watersheds Project Asks Judge to Dismiss Trespass Lawsuit ~ December 12, 2014

Congress Threatens Sage-grouse with Delays and Changes to Grazing Rules ~ December 10, 2014

Defense Bill Threatens Greater Sage Grouse With Free Pass for Livestock on Public Lands ~ December 4, 2014

Conservation Groups Launch Lawsuit to Protect Montana Grayling ~ December 4, 2014

With Lawsuit Pending, Feds Cancel Idaho Predator-killing Derby ~ November 25, 2014

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