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March 17, 2016 | Feature

Wolves Need A Good Lawyer

The incredible comeback of the gray wolf in the Northern Rockies signaled the resolve of a society strong enough to embrace a world ensured not just for us, but for all species. Today, the future of wolves remains under threat. Earthjustice enforces the rule of law to preserve our irreplaceable wildlife and wild places. And we hold accountable those who harm them.

February 3, 2015 | Feature

Timeline of the Roadless Rule

A timeline of the creation of and fight to defend the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Policy.

March 18, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Conservationists Sue U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Over Long-Overdue Plan To Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease At National Elk Refuge

A conservation coalition filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking a judge to order the agency to issue a long-overdue plan to phase out elk feeding on the Jackson Hole National Elk Refuge. The outdated and unnecessary practice of supplemental feeding threatens to accelerate the spread of wildlife diseases — including lethal chronic wasting disease, which was detected for the first time in November in Grand Teton National Park adjacent to the Refuge.

March 6, 2019 | Blog Post

Trophy Hunter Kills a Famous Yellowstone Wolf

The fate of Spitfire is a warning of what could happen to wolves elsewhere in the U.S. if Congress and the Trump administration proceed with plans to strip protections from these imperiled creatures.

February 20, 2019 | Feature

Earthjustice Insider: Partnership Powers a Win for Grizzlies

Managing Attorney Tim Preso and Communications Strategist Maggie Caldwell discuss the power of partnership between the law and the voice of the people as demonstrated when protections were reinstated for grizzlies, putting an end to the planned trophy hunts of these iconic bears.

February 12, 2019 | In the News: Missoulian

Grizzly Rules Prompt Lawsuit Threat To Flathead Forest Plan

Josh Purtle, Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “The plan allows a huge amount of new road building to the detriment of grizzly bears and bull trout. It essentially says we’re going to change the requirements where you can build a road and how many miles you can build while maintaining the 2011 habitat conditions to protect grizzlies. But the plan doesn’t actually do that.”

January 18, 2019 | Feature

Bears in the Crosshairs

Inside Earthjustice’s case to decide the fate of Yellowstone’s iconic bears.

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