Posts Categorized: California

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Wildlife Refuges Under Attack »

Many of California’s wildlife refuges are vital to migrating birds as they travel up or down the coast. What will this year’s drought mean for these travelers as many of the state’s few remaining wetlands dry up?

Gray Wolf, © Joan Poor

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

A great day in California for gray wolves; Wandering wolf OR-7 fathers wolf pups just in time for Father’s Day; Defenders cracks down on Governor Otter’s war on wolves; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers reward for information on wolf poached in the Bitterroot Valley.

Wolf, © ODFW

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

It’s a good week for wolves, especially red wolves in North Carolina. With only about 100 left in the wild, red wolves need all the protection they can get to stave off extinction. That is why Defenders and our partners have been fighting to maintain legal protections for the last remaining wolves in the American east. And, this week, we took a step toward achieving that goal!

forest, © Lindsay Kaun

Forest Planning for the Future »

Forest planning and restoration work is a big part of what we do here in California and throughout the Pacific West, and the policies that we design and promote shape forest management practices not just here, but all across the country. In addition to ensuring that our forests remain healthy and can continue to provide us with much-needed resources, proper forest management is essential for the wildlife species, including many threatened and endangered species, that depend on them…