The U.S. Forest Service agreed on Monday to let an independent panel of scientists review the list of plants and animals the agency will be responsible for monitoring in the Sierra Nevada national forests.
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Defenders members and supporters submitted more than 40,000 public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week.
California lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, securing protections for its wildlife, lands, waters and abundant recreation opportunities.
BREAKING: The California State Legislature passed a highly controversial bill (AB 1073) today allowing a single massive solar-energy project to bypass mandatory environmental reviews by state and local regulatory agencies.
Another endangered Mexican gray wolf has been gunned down in southeastern Arizona, the 44th known illegal killing since the wolves were reintroduced in the region in 1998. Defenders offers a reward for information leading to a conviction.