Preserving Our Natural Heritage
Representing national and local organizations around the country, Earthjustice's legal victories ensure that our wildlife, waterways, and public lands are preserved—not just for this generation, but for those yet to come.
Learn about Earthjustice's work on wildlife and places through these campaigns:
The gray wolf's amazing comeback in the northern Rockies is one of America's greatest wildlife success stories. But it may be dangerously short-lived.
Despite the encouraging recovery of this iconic native predator, there have been and continue to be attempts to strip the wolves of their protections.
Of all the places Earthjustice works to protect, few are as misunderstood as the Arctic. Far from being a desolate, frozen wasteland, it is a thriving, diverse landscape filled with life.
It is also facing grave danger from forces that wish to exploit it for its oil and gas resources.
Many of the postcard-perfect blue waters that make Florida a tourist mecca are coming up green and choked with nasty, toxic algae.
The culprit behind this environmental and economic crisis? Pollution caused by inadequately treated sewage, manure and fertilizer.
The nearly 60 million acres of wild forest areas protected by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule provide vital habitat for 1,500 wildlife species and safeguard drinking water supplies for 60 million people.
A landmark decision in 2011 affirmed the validity of the Roadless Rule, securing critical legal protections for these pristine areas.
Water in Hawaiʻi is a public trust resource, protected under the State constitution and Water Code.
Plantations diverted many Hawaiian streams to water sugar cane and pineapple fields, drying out and destroying the native life and Hawaiian communities connected with those streams.
National Forests are among the most ecologically diverse lands in the world. The new Forest Planning Rule will guide management of the forests for the next 15–20 years.
Earthjustice is working to ensure it will protect the water, watersheds, and wildlife today, and into the future.
Mineral King: The Foundation of Modern Environmental Law.
Within Sequoia National Park is Mineral King, the splendid mountain wilderness in which Earthjustice took its first steps. More than forty years later, we are as committed as ever to the legacy that started there: Using the law to protect the wildlife and landscapes that shape our nation's character.
Learn about two areas of Earthjustice's work—the ocean ecosystem and the Crown of the Continent—by exploring feature stories, audio interviews, slideshows, and more:
Environmental stressors are battering an ecosystem that was once thought to be unsinkable—the ocean.
Earthjustice is working to reverse course on an impending environmental catastrophe.
The Crown of the Continent, a 10-million-acre international region in western Montana and southern Alberta, is one of the largest—and last—remaining wild places in North America.
For years, Earthjustice has worked to protect this precious resource for both tomorrow's explorers and the enjoyment of all.
Explore two online initiatives to protect wildlife for this generation and the next:
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We are connected to each other, to our environment. From faraway places to our own backyard.
But climate change is now changing the earth as we know it, and animals and plants from the Arctic to the Everglades are feeling the consequences. Learn about these species through photos by the International League of Conservation Photographers.
The Endangered Species Act is under attack—from Congress. Politicians are risking the future of wolves, salmon, polar bears and more.
This 2011 social media action campaign had Wolf, Salmon and Polar Bear taking to Twitter for help in saving their skins.
This is worth fighting for.
And you can give it a fighting chance.
Earthjustice is using the courts to protect polar bear habitat from unsound oil and gas development. It's just one of the ways we're preserving our natural heritage, safeguarding health, and promoting a clean energy future. Join us today.