May 26, 2022

5-25-2022 Voices for the West – The Gila and Beyond: Wilderness Designation at 100 Years

We’re joined by Elizabeth Hightower Allen, Editor of the anthology “First & Wildest: The Gila Wilderness at 100,” Madeleine Carey, WildEarth Guardians’ Southwest Conservation Manager, and Advocates for the West Senior Attorney Todd Tucci to discuss America’s first—and the world’s first—designated wilderness, the Greater Gila bioregion, and large landscape protections elsewhere in the West. View the full presentation here.

May 2, 2022

4-27-2022 Voices for the West – The “Lands Between”: Safeguarding a Sacred Cultural Landscape

We’re joined by Theresa Pasqual, Director of Acoma Pueblo’s Historic Preservation Office, and Kenny Wintch, a Preservation Archaeologist working for Friends of Cedar Mesa, along with Advocates for the West Staff Attorney Sarah Stellberg to discuss the area’s archaeological and cultural significance, leasing of this landscape to oil and gas companies (often with minimal input from Tribes and the public), and the need for lasting protections…

March 30, 2022

3-30-2022 Voices for the West – The Grand Salmon Source to Sea Journey: At the Confluence of Conservation and Adventure

We’re joined by Brooke Hess of The Grand Salmon team of paddlers, Danielle Katz of Rivers for Change, and Stephen Pfeiffer of Idaho Rivers United. Brooke, Danielle, and Stephen discuss The Grand Salmon Source to Sea Journey and its mission to connect, educate, and engage communities through conversations and storytelling in a call to action…

February 23, 2022

2-23-2022 Voices for the West – Protecting Public Lands and Wildlife at Point Reyes National Seashore

For our February 2022 Voices for the West webinar, we were joined by Laura Cunningham of Western Watersheds Project, Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity, and Chance Cutrano of Resource Renewal Institute. Laura, Jeff, and Chance discuss the need to protect public lands and wildlife at Point Reyes National Seashore — the only…

January 26, 2022

1-26-2022 Voices for the West – A Vision for Conservation in the West

Our January 2022 Voices for the West webinar featured a conversation with Dr. Jodi Hilty, President and Chief Scientist of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and Dr. Harvey Locke, a recognized global leader in the field of parks, large landscape conservation, and the interface between nature and the climate. Jodi and Harvey discuss the…

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.