October 26, 2021

10-26-2021 Voices for the West: America’s Cold Civil War & Public Lands in the West

Our October Voices for the West webinar featured a conversation with author Betsy Gaines Quammen, who discussed the current polarization, divisiveness, and disinformation setting our country on a course toward on-going insurrection. Following the publication of her book, American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West, Gaines Quammen has spent the past…

September 29, 2021

9-29-2021 Voices for the West: Climate Mapping for a More Resilient West

In September, Advocates for the West rebooted our Social Distancing Hour webinar series as Voices for the West. Our first Voices for the West presentation featured Conservation Lands Foundation’s (CLF) Senior Legal & Policy Director Danielle Murray, who presented a detailed look at their new climate atlas. Advocates for the West’s Senior Attorney Todd Tucci…

June 30, 2021

6-30-21 Social Distancing Hour: Cattle Grazing in the Arizona Desert

June’s Social Distancing Hour featured our work protecting sensitive desert habitats in Arizona, including the Sonoran Desert National Monument and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, from degradation caused by cattle grazing. This discussion is led be Senior Attorney Laurie Rule, Staff Attorney Andrew Missel, and guest panelist Cyndi Tuell, who works for our…

May 28, 2021

5-26-21 Social Distancing Hour: Wolves in the West

For our May Social Distancing Hour, Advocates for the West was joined by our partners at Kettle Range Conservation Group, Western Watersheds Project, and Living with Wolves for an in-depth discussion of the issues facing wolves in the Pacific Northwest, and what we and our partners are doing to fight the slaughter of these important…

April 29, 2021

4-28-21 Social Distancing Hour: Forests, Logging, Climate, and Fire in Idaho’s Clearwater Country

For our April Social Distancing Hour, Advocates for the West teamed up with our client and partner, Friends of the Clearwater, for an in-depth discussion of the current challenges facing Idaho’s Clearwater Country. We also dig into our latest case challenging logging in the Salmon-Clearwater Divide. View the full presentation here.

March 31, 2021

3-31-21 Social Distancing Hour: Salmon & Steelhead at the Crossroads

For our March Social Distancing Hour, Advocates for the West Executive Director Laird Lucas sat down with Idaho Conservation League’s Justin Hayes to discuss US Congressman Simpson’s bold proposal to save salmon and steelhead. After Justin provides a comprehensive overview of the plan, they review what the plan means for the Pacific Northwest. View the…

February 26, 2021

2-23-21 Social Distancing Hour: Can Sage-Grouse Save the West?

Advocates for the West teamed up with Golden Eagle Audubon Society, our client and partner, to bring you a special presentation: Can Sage-Grouse Save the West? View the full presentation here.

January 27, 2021

1-27-21 Social Distancing Hour: Our Plan for Progress

For our January Social Distancing Hour, Advocates for the West teamed up with Western Slopes Conservation Center to discuss: “Our Plan for Progress: Pivoting from the Trump Administration’s Energy Dominance Agenda to the Biden Administration’s Bold Vision.” View the full presentation here.

October 26, 2020

10-26-20 Social Distancing Hour: Willamette Basin Dams & Impacts to Imperiled Fish

Watch the recording of our October Social Distancing Hour, in which we discuss our work fighting to protect Oregon’s Upper Willamette River wild spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead, which are facing the threat of extinction due to a series of high-head, outdated dams. View the full presentation here.

September 30, 2020

9-30-20 Social Distancing Hour: Public Lands Protection with CLF & Friends

Watch Advocates for the West’s September Social Distancing Hour, during which we discussed our work with Conservation Lands Foundation and its vast network of friends groups to protect some of the West’s most treasured landscapes from the Trump Administration’s attempts. View the full presentation here.