Landmark climate victory: 
300,000 acres in Wyoming saved and huge implications nationwide 
From Western Environmental Law Center --- Support of our legal team is making an on-the-ground difference. Together we achieved a huge victory for climate, health, and public lands, as a federal judge rejected the sale of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming. The judge ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately quantify the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing, violating federal environmental laws. The ruling signals that unless the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management begin fully accounting for the climate costs of all oil and gas leasing in the U.S., the agencies will be running afoul of federal law.  Learn more about this victory:  www.westernlaw.org/landmark-climate-victory-federal-court-rejects-sale-public-lands-fracking/

Another climate victory: Defending Colorado's North Fork Valley
Our legal strategies continue to make an impact protecting our public lands, wildlife, and communities across the West. Thanks to our steadfast legal work, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service illegally approved two adjacent natural-gas drilling plans in western Colorado, finding that officials did not adequately analyze the effects of burning oil and gas on elk, mule deer, and the climate. The area we protected is in the headwaters of the North Fork of the Gunnison River, which provides drinking and irrigation water to residents and farmers who supply the Western Slope and the Front Range with some of Colorado's highest-quality produce, meats, and wines. Learn more about this victory:  www.westernlaw.org/court-ruling-feds-illegally-approved-colorado-gas-drilling-elk-habitat/

Victory for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Expansion of this national monument in Oregon and California withstood timber industry attacks and remains protected. A federal judge has ruled that former President Obama acted within his authority when expanding the national monument. The expanded lands will now remain part of the national monument and will be protected from logging and other harms. 
New wolves spotted in Oregon    
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed three wolves in this area of Lane and Douglas Counties, making it the first official confirmation of resident wolves in Lane County in almost 100 years. The wolves are residing in a large roadless area we protected from logging and road construction several years ago. The return of wolves to this area highlights the importance of protecting large connected, unroaded landscapes for wildlife to find their homes. We're hopeful these wolves will have pups this spring, becoming Oregon's newest pack. Read more in the Eugene Register-Guard. www.registerguard.com/news/20190321/wildlife-managers-confirm-resident-wolves-are-roaming-southeast-corner-of-lane-county

California Wolf Recovery Has Only Just Begun - Take Action
From the Center for Biological Diversity -- The future of wolves in California is at stake now that the Trump administration is planning to strip federal protection from nearly every wolf in the lower 48.

The good news is that because California's wolves are protected under the state Endangered Species Act, they may escape the worst to come. ----  But the bad news is that as unprotected wolves in neighboring states are exterminated, California's packs could become isolated and vulnerable. Connectivity between packs is a key part of wolf restoration. 

Tell the California Fish and Game Commission to pass a resolution formally opposing Trump's disastrous wolf plan. 
www.act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/Rm9Tva-iDky9O-RyWT55Bg2


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