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December 21, 2017

National Forests to Re-think Rubberstamping of Outdated Winter Travel Maps

Advocates for the West is pleased to announce that three western forests are re-thinking their continued reliance on outdated winter travel decisions. In response to our lawsuit, three Intermountain national forests withdrew winter motorized travel maps showing where snowmobiles and other “over-snow” motorized vehicles are allowed, while they consider impacts to imperiled wildlife. The Boise and Payette National Forests…

December 12, 2017

2017 Fall/Winter Newsletter

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December 5, 2017

Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction in U.S. History

Senior Attorney Todd Tucci – Washington, DC Office Yesterday, President Trump made his first visit to Utah to announce he is withdrawing protections for over 1.5 million acres of national monuments – threatening tens of thousands of cultural, historic, paleontological and ecological artifacts and objects. President Trump shrank Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90%, and…

Successful Matching Campaign
November 26, 2017

Matching Donation Campaign a Success.

Thanks to many donations, we were able successfully complete our goal of raising over $20,000 to help us continue to protect wild salmon and steelhead.

Sockeye Salmon Migration
November 3, 2017

Taking Action to Protect Willamette River Salmon and Steelhead.

Advocates for the West warned federal water managers of our intent to sue to protect threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook and steelhead from harm caused by numerous dams throughout the Upper Willamette River basin in Oregon. On Thursday, our Portland office sent a notice of intent to sue to the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on behalf…

August 30, 2017

Tribute to a Great Man

A remembrance from Executive Director Laird Lucas I shed tears on Friday morning when I heard that Governor Cecil Andrus died. He passed the day before – the same day a big summer storm whipped through Boise with rain and winds. It’s like Mother Earth herself was paying tribute to this great man. I was fortunate to get to…

July 14, 2017

Good News for Point Reyes National Seashore!

A Win for the West’s Only National Seashore National Park Service agrees to complete a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement and update its General Management Plan for grazing on Point Reyes National Seashore. Two years ago, Advocates for the West was approached by Huey Johnson of Resource Renewal Institute (RRI), a longtime environmental leader in California,…

November 16, 2016

We’re growing! Meet Kendra Kenyon.

Advocates for the West is excited to introduce Kendra Kenyon, our new Director of Strategic Partnerships! An Idaho native, Kendra has an inborn passion for conservation and the outdoors – especially fishing, trekking around Idaho’s wilderness, and whitewater rafting with her son on the Salmon River where he is a professional guide. Kendra is a former…

July 12, 2016

Big Win for the Boise River!

Federal Court rules, for the second time, that approval of the CuMo Mine Exploration Project violates Federal Law. On Monday, July 11th, Advocates for the West secured a federal court victory for the second time in our ongoing battle to keep Canadian mining company “American CuMo” from developing in the Boise River watershed what it claims…

May 12, 2016

A Win for Wild & Scenic River Values!

On Thursday, May 12th, Advocates for the West won a federal court order blocking the U.S. Forest Service from moving forward with its plan to build roads and clear cut along Idaho’s Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic Rivers. The Forest Service’s plan was in response to the 2014 Johnson Bar fire, which burned…