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July 29, 2015 | Feature

Saving the Forest for the Trees

Alaska's Tongass National Forest is home to centuries-old trees and rivers flowing among thousands of islands. It is also the last forest where the fight continues to keep timber sales out of roadless areas.

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.”

December 4, 2018 | Letter

Letter to National Elk Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell

A letter sent by Earthjustice, on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and the Sierra Club, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to promptly issue a feeding phase-out plan that was promised by the agency in 2008, but has been held up for more than 10 years due to wrangling between federal and Wyoming officials.