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July 10, 2014 | Photos

Roadless Area Photo Slideshow

The nearly 60 million acres of wild national forest lands protected under the 2001 Roadless Rule provide refuge for many species. Clearly, the best future for these lands and the people who enjoy them is to leave them as they are.

March 19, 2014 | In the News: The Yellowstone Gate

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Allow Yellowstone Bison to Roam Free

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation sought to block the expansion of the bison’s winter territory into an area where they could not be hazed back into park. The Montana Supreme Court upheld a ruling which allows seasonal access for bison to forage in the north end of Yellowstone National Park.

“The ruling represents a victory in favor for all those who want to see wild bison as a living part of the Montana landscape, now we can move forward to secure room for wild bison to roam outside of Yellowstone National Park over the long term.” said Earthjustice attorney, Tim Preso.

March 14, 2014 | In the News: The Daily Republic

Protections of California Delta Smelt Upheld

After extensive scientific review, a federal appeals court upheld a 2008 decision that enacted water restriction on transporting water from the San Joaquin Delta to agricultural farms in the Central Valley to protect the Delta Smelt, an endangered fish.

“At the core of this decision, the 9th Circuit says this [study] is fine, and that at the time that it was finalized the agency had considered the best available science of the Delta smelt.” said Earthjustice attorney, Trent Orr.

October 1, 2013 | Letter

Forest Service Big Thorne Decision

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it will require a more critical review on the “Big Thorne” timber project before the agency can move forward.

July 8, 2013 | In the News: Denver Business Journal

Bureau of Land Management OKs coal exploration in western Colorado

The federal Bureau of Land Management has approved an expansive coal exploration plan for ten new coal mines and the construction of access roads through previously undisturbed, natural lands rich with wildlife. The plan, submitted by a subsidiary of Arch Coal Inc., calls for the assembly of these mines at a site adjacent to the existing West Elk coal mine.