It’s Time to Make Wildlife Crossings a Reality
Roadways and highways fragment habitats for wildlife like mule deer—cutting them off from crucial habitat and making them more vulnerable to being struck and killed in vehicle collisions. Luckily, bridges, culverts, tunnels, fencing, and related wildlife crossings can help wildlife move safely across roads. Call on your Representative to support wildlife crossings.
Protect Snowy Egrets from Preventable Death
Over a century ago, activists and lawmakers passed landmark legislation to help save migratory bird species like the snowy egret, wood duck, and many others from extinction and decline by passing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
But the Trump Administration has rolled back these protections that minimize industrial hazards to protect migratory bird species from avoidable harm.
Take Action for Monarch Habitat Along Roadways
Monarch butterflies and so many of our native bee species have experienced alarming declines over the past few decades. Western U.S. monarch butterfly populations alone hit a record low in 2018, with a researcher describing the drop as “potentially catastrophic.”
TAKE ACTION for Wildlife in Crisis
One-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at increased risk of extinction. Species like the magnificent whooping crane urgently need proactive, local conservation efforts before they join the growing list of extinct species. The newly introduced Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will catalyze collaborative, on-the-ground habitat restoration projects and key conservation strategies that match the magnitude of the wildlife crisis.
Take Action for Great Blue Heron and Clean Water
From resolutions in Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency to nullify the wildlife-friendly Clean Water Rule, to decisions by state leaders allowing the release of toxic wastewater into rivers, to agencies failing to protect watersheds from contaminated run-off—clean water and healthy habitat has never been at greater risk!
Take Action for Elk, Mule Deer and Pronghorn
Locking up public lands with speculative oil and gas leases prevents them from being managed to conserve habitat which supports elk, mule deer, pronghorn, and a broad array of other wildlife species. Ask your senator to co-sponsor and pass the End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2020.
Take Action for Sagebrush Country and the Wildlife That Live There
Sagebrush country is home to 350 species of wildlife across the West. Help protect the sage grouse and the hundreds of species that depend on sagebrush country from oil and gas drilling.Tell the Bureau of Land Management to go back to the historic 2015 plans that were forged by Westerners who know and love this land.
Protect Loons: Urge Congress to Invest in Parks & Wildlife Refuges
Considered America’s best conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund needs your help to ensure it can reach its greatest potential for helping loons and other cherished species. Urge Congress to vote YES for wildlife habitat by voting YES for full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation.
Protect Wildlife, Fight Chronic Wasting Disease!
A fatal, incurable wildlife disease is turning deer, elk, and even massive moose into wandering, listless versions of themselves.
Please speak out for wild deer, moose and elk: urge your representative and senators to support and pass the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act.
Help Black Bears Move Freely in a Changing World
Black bear and other species need our help! Wildlife habitat is being fragmented and lost at an alarming rate.
Crucial habitats continue to be carved up by housing, roads, fences, energy facilities, and other man-made barriers. Speak out to help wildlife move in a changing world.
Safeguard Sea Turtles with Economy-Wide Carbon Cuts
One of the most effective ways to reduce carbon pollution—the leading cause of climate change and related sea-level rise—is through pricing carbon throughout all sectors of the economy. Please tell your congressmen and women that it is time to push for economy-wide carbon reductions across the US.
Save Forest Elephants, Stop Deforestation
By supporting companies that practice responsible wood sourcing, we’re creating an economic incentive for sustainability that can help save forest elephants’ vital habitat. Will you commit to ending deforestation and sign our open letter to furniture retailers?
URGENT: Call to Protect Maui Reefs and Sea Turtles
Today, friends of wildlife are calling Maui’s mayor and telling him to protect Maui’s reefs and ocean wildlife and stand with the letter and intent of the national Clean Water Act. We must let him know that polluted reefs will harm Maui’s tourism economy and the waters that wildlife depend on.
Protect Piping Plovers: Support Climate-Smart Infrastructure
Investment in our nation’s infrastructure is long overdue – including restoration of our “natural infrastructure” like coastal dunes, which provide wildlife habitat and buffer coastal communities from storm surge and sea level rise. Wildlife need our leaders to invest in natural and other climate-smart infrastructure.
Bring Bison Back to Their Ancestral Home
Millions of wild bison once roamed the Western plains, with herds blanketing the landscapes we now call Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. Sign the petition to support restoring thousands of wild bison to millions of acres of native prairie habitat on tribal lands.
Protect Wildlife from Extreme Flooding and Other Climate Disasters
Increasingly frequent and more intense “unnatural” disasters threaten habitats and can be catastrophic for species that are already struggling and communities on the frontlines of climate impacts. Hurricane Sandy severely damaged the already declining saltmarsh sparrow’s saltmarsh habitat.