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VICTORY!

Our win establishes new Montana trapping regulations to protect Canada lynx from accidental harm and death in traps set for bobcats.

PROTECTING THE WEST'S WILDLIFE

We're fighting for a future where a wolf’s howl can still be heard through the chilled night air.

DEFENDING OUR WILD PLACES

We value wild lands that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and solitude.

SAFEGUARDING THE WEST FROM FRACKING

We protect communities from dangerous oil and gas development.

WATER IS LIFE

We advocate to restore wild salmon runs, native forests, and clean drinking water.

OUR MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER: YOU

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Front Articles

Headlines

EPA Methane Rule a Quadruple Win (Press Release 8/18/15)

Reductions will benefit climate, improve health, reduce waste and generate revenue

EPA today released first-ever standards to control methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, the largest man-made source of these emissions. The rule is a key component in meeting President...

Judge Fails to Halt Fracking in Greater Chaco (Press Release 8/17/15)

Northwest New Mexico Oil Drilling Will Continue Despite Risks to Communities, Cultural Resources and the Environment

Hopes for a respite from a fracking boom plaguing Navajo and public lands in New Mexico’s Greater Chaco area were thwarted Friday when a federal judge failed to grant a temporary halt to drilling...

Federal Agency Fails to Protect Water and Air Quality from Massive Coal Mine Expansion (Press Release 8/17/15)

Conservation Groups Forced to take legal action

Today, Montana conservation groups were forced to take legal action to protect water and air quality from a massive expansion at the Bull Mountains coal mine near Roundup. Earlier this year the...

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Campaigns

Defending and restoring the natural heritage of the West
Protecting and recovering wildlife species indigenous to the West
Fighting dirty energy while promoting a clean, renewable energy future in the West