Posts Categorized: West Coast

American white pelicans, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Time is Running Out for the Salton Sea »

Defenders has been urging the State of California, in collaboration with local interests and the environmental community, to develop a coordinated, holistic plan to address the air, wildlife, and water quality problems at the Salton Sea.

desert bighorn sheep, © Byron Hukee

Connecting Mountain Islands in the Desert »

Even with all of the important places for conservation of the Mojave desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoise, kit fox, and other animals excluded, there is still ample already-degraded desert land appropriate for large-scale solar energy development – that is where we should be directing projects.

Bighorn sheep, © Byron Hukee

Cutting up the California Desert »

Finding appropriate places to develop large-scale solar energy projects is not an easy task. The BLM’s solar energy program was just the first step toward developing an approach to zoning public lands for development while ensuring that habitats and wildlife are protected.

Gray Wolf, © Joan Poor

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

OR-7 Could Father Pups Again This Year! Gray wolf confirmed shot and killed; Ranchers, Conservationists Gather to Discuss a Shared Future of Washington Wolves; Friday Fun: Great Comic From Albuquerque Journal