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,…

July 1, 2017

2017 Spring/Summer Case Notes

2017 Spring/Summer Case Notes

February 22, 2017

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

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…

October 1, 2016

2016 Fall/Winter Case Notes

2016 Fall/Winter Case Notes

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…

July 1, 2016

2016 Spring/Summer Case Notes

2016 Spring/Summer Case Notes

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…