Habitat Conservation

When habitats are threatened, so are the animals who live there.

Solar energy zones: The smart place to start

Conservation groups support Modified Zone Alternative as basis for BLM solar energy program

Gov. Otter approves ‘emergency’ amid wolf hysteria

Idaho discards science, panders to anti-wolf extremists in new chapter of wolf management

BOISE, Idaho (04/20/2011) -

Idaho Gov. “Butch” Otter approved legislation (House Bill 343) yesterday that directs him to issue an executive order declaring a statewide wolf “disaster emergency.”

The following is a statement from Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

Defenders of Wildlife announces planned retirement of its president and names his successor

Executive vice president Jamie Rappaport Clark named as successor

WASHINGTON (01/14/2011) -

Defenders of Wildlife Board of Directors Chair Vic Sher announced today that Rodger Schlickeisen is retiring as president and CEO of the organization effective October 1, 2011, and that Jamie Rappaport Clark, current executive vice president, will be his successor. This transition will also apply to the affiliated Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. 

Christmas comes early for America’s wild lands

Millions of acres of America’s unique public lands could receive needed protections

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Feds release draft plan to guide solar energy on public lands across the West

Draft impact study signals shift in solar energy planning strategy

WASHINGTON (12/16/2010) -

The Interior Department released an environmental study today that is viewed by conservation groups as a welcome shift in solar siting strategy away from the “fast-track” process.


The draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), a document totaling more than 10,000 pages, aims to drive solar energy development to areas that would reduce impacts on wildlife, water and the environment.

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