As Defenders and many others consistently urged her to do, Secretary Jewell made the right decision – she will not allow a road to be built through some of the most ecologically sensitive land in our nation.
WASHINGTON (December 9, 2013) – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Ron Wyden today introduced a logging bill that, in its current form, would bulldoze bedrock environmental laws to pave the way for dramatic increases in logging. The bill would affect management of over two million acres of federal forest lands in Oregon known as the Oregon & California, or, “O&C,” lands.
The following is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO, Defenders of Wildlife:
The footprint was the size of a large dog’s. It seemed unassuming in the Florida mud, surrounded by the cartoonish prints left behind by wild turkeys. But I knew it belonged to a rare and elusive creature, a state icon. Yes, this was the mark of a Florida panther. Last weekend, I got a first-hand... Read more »
Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region has the largest tidal marsh habitat on the Atlantic Coast, home to many species. Unfortunately, it is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. We're working with partner groups to create a strategy to preserve this important ecosystem.
Within the Mojave, the Ivanpah Valley has been identified as a critical link between conservation areas for one of the region’s most endangered inhabitants, the desert tortoise. At the same time, the Ivanpah Valley is also under mounting pressure from development of many kinds, including such land use impacts as multiple high-acreage renewable energy projects, electricity and gas transmission lines, a wastewater treatment project, airport and a high-speed rail line.