Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine!
Our work led to a court order for BLM to re-evaluate recreational shooting in Sonoran Desert National Monument!
Timber industry drops appeal of rare species protections on federal land in Northwest!
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.
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Defending the West
Statement on Passing of Scott Reed
Forests and the Economy Symposium
WELC Attorney Susan Jane Brown will present on Collaborative Restoration Projects. A free event open to the public.
May 27 in Portland, Oregon
Free Event: Methane Emissions in the Four Corners
Discussion led by WELC Executive Director, Erik Schlenker-Goodrich and WELC Senior Policy Advisor, Tom Singer
June 7, 11am in Santa Fe, New Mexico
At the Collected Works Bookstore
Trappers in two areas of Montana with populations of
threatened Canada Lynx may have new regulations in the coming season in
the wake of a settlement reached between Montana Fish, Wildlife and...
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission gave initial approval Thursday to new trapping restrictions that stem from a settlement reached on a 2013 lawsuit filed against Montana Department of Fish...
A coalition of environmental groups have asked a federal judge to stop oil and gas production near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The groups sought an injunction on Monday against...
In March 2015, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the D.C. District Court issued an order rejecting an extractive...
River advocacy groups will return to the courtroom on Friday, April 3, to challenge a decision that could reduce...
WHAT: Two Eugene youths’ climate change case, Chernaik v. Brown, will be argued before Judge Karsten Rasmussen and...
A federal court halted a logging plan in Northern California that would have harmed old-growth forests and federally...
Conservationists are celebrating the news from the Salmon, Idaho U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office...
As part of the Obama administration’s plans...
Today, a unique coalition of conservationists, animal
welfare activists, hunters, anglers, and an ecologist...
DENVER — Out of concern that heavy logging would ruin landscapes spanning from the beloved and heavily recreated...
Ruling two days after oral arguments closed, the Arizona District Court in Phoenix has ordered the Bureau of Land...
Moving to defend culture, climate and communities, a coalition today moved to put a stop to new fracking approvals...