THIS IS YOUR LAND We use the power of law to protect the West's wild places for you, your children, and grandchildren.

THIS IS THEIR LAND
We are a unique and powerful voice for all of the West's creatures, great and small. Their future is our future.

WE DEFEND WHAT MATTERS
The wild places that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and quiet solitude.

WE SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
Clean air, healthy water and a stable climate. Fundamental rights defended.

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Hiring Finance Officer

WELC is seeking a full-time finance officer to join us in our Eugene, Oregon office starting January 1 or sooner.

WOLF OR-7 EXPEDITION EVENT           A member from the expedition will share photos & stories from following in the tracks of Oregon’s most famous wolf!

 

Wed. Dec. 3rd

Eugene, Oregon

WELC's commitment to stemming the climate crisis is needed now more than ever.
Dr. James E. Hansen Climate Scientist
Celebrating 20 Years!

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Headlines

Partnering with Orvis to Protect Wild Salmon (Orvis News, 11.21.14)

“Salmon ran in runs so thick you couldn’t see the bottoms of rivers, so thick people were afraid to put their boats in for fear they would capsize, so thick they would keep people awake at night...

Conservationists Challenge Failure to Protect Habitat for Imperiled Canada Lynx (press release 11.17.14)

Lawsuit Seeks Protections for Habitat Needed for Magnificent Cats’ Recovery

Today, WildEarth Guardians represented by the Western Environmental Law Center filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for failing to designate as critical habitat large...

Conservationists Sue to Stop Wolf and Coyote Killing Contest (press release, 11.13.14)

Groups Challenge Fed’s Decision to Allow Highly Controversial ‘Predator Derby’

Today, a coalition of conservation organizations sued the Bureau of Land Management for granting a 5-year permit allowing predator-killing contests on public lands surrounding Salmon, Idaho over...

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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