About WildEarth Guardians – who we are and what we do
WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. We’ve celebrated small victories (banning leghold trapping in the state of Colorado), monumental triumphs (ending logging on more than 21 million acres in the Southwest), and everything in-between.
We’re proof that a group of committed, visionary, idealistic, and passionate caretakers of the wild can take on the most daunting adversaries—and win.
Areas of Work
Our four programs bring people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.
Photo: David Palmer
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WildEarth Guardians Press
Environmental groups submit a formal petition demanding Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission protect the public against cumulative impacts of oil and gas production
Groups call for the Commission to make rules to better protect Coloradans from ozone, air pollution, climate change, and to prevent increases in pollution in disproportionately impacted communitiesRead more >
The past three years of my life have been spent talking to people about wolves returning to Colorado. I heard people’s fears and the potential impact on individuals’ livelihood and way of life. I also heard excitement about the possible benefits of returning a native carnivore and living ancestor to their home.Read more >
Some environmental groups are calling on state regulators to better address the cumulative impacts of oil and gas development, including by barring development as needed to limit those impacts.Read more >