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Prior to European settlement, the Southwest was home to the Mexican gray wolf, a subspecies that ranged from southern Arizona, New Mexico and southwestern Texas to the mountains of south-central Mexico.
The southwestern United States are home to two predators struggling to regain their footing in their historic habitat: Jaguars and Mexican gray wolves. Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to the recovery of these animals.
This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's recent decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard and recommends improvements to Service regulations and procedures to address these problems. Our recommendations are extremely relevant to the upcoming decisions on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken, greater sage grouse, and other species on the candidate list under the Endangered Species Act.
Fact sheet about invasive species in New Mexico
Fact sheet about invasive species in Arizona
The Interior Department’s revised solar energy plan for public lands will ensure existing transmission capacity can be accessed and needed new transmission will be developed in a timely manner.
Last year, the Secretary of the Interior approved the first ever utility-scale solar power plants on public lands in the West. Despite increasing success in the utility-scale solar industry, federal land managers continue to evaluate the many pending applications in a reactive manner: solar companies submit applications to construct power plants and federal land managers react to those applications. This reactive process is incapable of providing the certainty necessary to build a successful solar industry.
The revised solar plan allows sufficient flexibility to meet the public land’s share of regional clean energy needs and support development of a strong American solar industry.
The Interior Department’s revised solar plan for solar energy development on public lands proposes a three-part approach to balancing the need for clean energy with protection of sensitive resources. And it does so without changing the rules of the game for companies with pending applications. This revised plan was developed in response to extensive public comment, including joint recommendations offered by developers, major utilities, and conservation groups.