Habitat Conservation

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

Paving (or not paving) the Way for Wildlife

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by Elizabeth Fleming

Planning ahead to stop road construction projects is vital to help protect wildlife in threatened areas.

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Cutting up the California Desert

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by Stephanie Dashiell

Finding appropriate places to develop large-scale solar energy projects is not an easy task. The BLM’s solar energy program was just the first step toward developing an approach to zoning public lands for development while ensuring that habitats and wildlife are protected.

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Summer: A Season for Fun–and Fire

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by Haley McKey

Though small, frequent fires during wildfire season are usually good, large, uncharacteristic wildfires can be bad for native wildlife habitat. There are three major reasons that wildfires are such a problem right now.

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Black Waters

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by Courtney Sexton

This most recent spill is yet another tragic example of why our nation’s aging infrastructure and dependence on an outdated fossil fuel-based economy simply cannot support a healthy, thriving environment for people or wildlife.

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The Gopher Tortoise: Celebrating a Keystone Species

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by Laurie Macdonald

May 23rd, 2015 marks the 15th annual World Turtle Day. Each year, organizations and classrooms around the world celebrate this day in a variety of ways, from turtle education to rescue efforts to research activities and more!

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Where the Wildlife Lives

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by Lauren McCain

If the phrase “forest planning” makes you snore … wake up! The stakes are high for the critters that call national forest lands home. This is the perfect chance to make sure that our national forests are managed not just for uses like timber and recreation, but as the vital wildlife habitat they are.

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Where’s the Water for Wildlife?

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by Rachel Zwillinger

Acres of wetlands in California’s Central Valley have been starved of water, leaving migratory birds, salmon, and other species without adequate food and habitat, but the state and federal agencies charged with managing California’s water are forging ahead with an ill-conceived plan that could seal their doom.

Recommended Route for Western Transmission Line Another Blow for Sage-Grouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2015

Contact: Courtney Sexton, csexton@defenders.org, 202.772.0253

Recommended Route for Western Transmission Line Another Blow for Sage-Grouse

“TransWest” line would impact imperiled species and undermine conservation planning in Colorado

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