Ambler Road Approved

The Trump administration has approved a 211-mile road through a remote stretch of northwestern Alaska. The road is meant to aid in the development of the Ambler mining district, which will mostly be developed by a Canadian company. The road will not be open to the public. The road crosses through several environmentally critical areas, and is considered highly controversial. …

Save Bristol Bay: the FEIS is Here

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay has been released. The FEIS shows that more than 191 miles of streams and 4,614 acres of wetlands would be impacted if phase one of the proposed Pebble mine advances. 185 miles and 3,841 acres would be permanently impacted. All in all, the FEIS shows significant destruction …

BC Study Finds No Evidence to Support Predator Control

A new study released in British Columbia has found no evidence that the government-sponsored killing of wolves there has had any effect on the population of endangered caribou. The new research directly questions an earlier study that was used to justify the BC government’s wolf killing program. The implications of this new study are profound. Shortly after the earlier study …

The Government Agency Planting “Cyanide Bombs”

Wildlife Services (WS), an obscure federal agency operating under the US Department of Agriculture, kills large numbers of wildlife each year using such inhumane methods on behalf of agricultural interests. In 2018 alone, WS exterminated nearly 1.5 million native animals.  One method used is M-44s, or “cyanide bombs”, which are spring loaded tubes that send a spray of cyanide poison …

Military Land Grab in Nevada

Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest federal refuge in the lower 48, home to many rare and threatened species— including bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the Democrat led House Armed Services Committee has recently green lighted giving 850,000 acres of the Desert Refuge to the Air Force to use as an …

A Win for Yellowstone Grizzlies

A highly significant win for Yellowstone grizzlies has been cast by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals! The court has decided to uphold a 2018 ruling that the Trump administration violated the Endangered Species Act when they removed protection from the iconic grizzly.  The court has ruled that the Yellowstone grizzly must remain protected under the Act,  and explained that …

Keep State Hunting Regs out of National Preserves

Despite opposition from over 400,000 Americans, the Trump administration has finalized a rule that will allow for the shooting of wolves and their pups, as well as bears and their cubs, in dens on national preserves in Alaska. This ruling comes on the heels of a proposed regulation that would allow for bear baiting in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge …

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Check out this beautiful video of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.  A federal judge recently halted a proposed land transfer that would have allowed for a 12 mile road to be built through the refuge. The judge questioned the current administration’s decision to allow the road, given that the Obama administration determined that the road would cause significant degradation of irreplaceable …

The Department of the Interior recently announced that it would be rolling back a series of protections for bears, wolves, coyotes, and caribou on Alaska’s national parks and preserves. These protections, passed in 2015 after numerous hearings and over 70,000 public comments, banned inhumane hunting practices on Alaska’s parks and preserves. Such hunting practices included killing bears, wolves, and coyotes …