FacebookTwitterRedditEmail

Emergency Alert For the Wild Rockies

Beartooth Mountains, Montana. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair.

DONATE NOW

Inspired by Yellowstone grizzly bear scientists Frank and John Craighead, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies formed in 1988 to protect the whole ecosystems and connecting wildlife corridors that comprise the Wild Rockies bioregion.  Our mission is to protect habitat, especially the unprotected roadless/undeveloped areas that make the region the wildest remaining in the Lower 48.

Make no mistake about it, President Trump declared war on the environment from his first day in office and the results are a disaster.  We are now in what has been called the “Sixth Great Extinction Event” as an estimated 100-150 plant and animal species become extinct every day – a rate 1,000 times past extinction rates.  Nowhere on the planet is exempt, including the Northern Rockies where we still have almost all of the native species that were here when Lewis and Clark went through the area more than 200 years ago.

To face the destruction of critical habitat, intact ecosystems, and the species that rely on them, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies has fought and prevailed since its inception in 1988.   Astoundingly, the Alliance has won more legal challenges against the federal government than any other group – large or small – in the nation.  Our win rate is over 80% thanks to the extremely talented environmental lawyers that work with us, which is incredible when you consider we’re taking on and beating the amassed power of the federal agencies and their hordes of lawyers.

But the truth is that the tidal onslaught of Trump administration’s growing policies of environmental destruction has severely stretched our funding.  Simply put, it takes money to protect intact ecosystems and connecting wildlife corridors that comprise the Wild Rockies bioregion.  We are one of the smallest environmental groups in the country yet nobody wins more cases against the Forest Service than the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.  We need your help to keep fighting and winning.  

Our mission is to protect habitat, especially the unprotected roadless/undeveloped areas that make the region the wildest remaining in the Lower 48.  We need your help right now to fight the Trump administration’s plans for bulldozing new roads into roadless areas for massive clearcuts that will fill pristine headwater streams with sediment and further fracture landscapes, migration routes, and secure areas necessary to the very existence of already endangered grizzly bears, lynx and bull trout.

We are not afraid to stand up to Trump and the timber and other extractive industries he has unleashed on our public lands.  Thanks to your support, the Alliance will continue to work to make protect native species and force the federal government to follow both the law and the recommendations of their own scientists — which have clearly found logging doesn’t reduce wildfires, but does cost hundreds of millions in taxpayer-funded subsidies and is driving native species to extinction.

Please help us ensure that the federal agencies do their job to manage our national forests and public lands before more native species go extinct in the Northern Rockies.  If you want to keep the Alliance fighting and winning consider donating to the Alliance for the Wild Rockies by going to our website.

Or you can mail us a check.  Our address is:

Alliance for the Wild Rockies
P.O. Box 505
Helena, MT 59624

More articles by:

Mike Garrity is the executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.

Weekend Edition
July 10, 2020
Friday - Sunday
Lynnette Grey Bull
Trump’s Postcard to America From the Shrine of Hypocrisy
Anthony DiMaggio
Free Speech Fantasies: the Harper’s Letter and the Myth of American Liberalism
David Yearsley
Morricone: Maestro of Music and Image
Jeffrey St. Clair
“I Could Live With That”: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
Rob Urie
Democracy and the Illusion of Choice
Paul Street
Imperial Blind Spots and a Question for Obama
Vijay Prashad
The U.S. and UK are a Wrecking Ball Crew Against the Pillars of Internationalism
Melvin Goodman
The Washington Post and Its Cold War Drums
Richard C. Gross
Trump: Reopen Schools (or Else)
Chris Krupp
Public Lands Under Widespread Attack During Pandemic 
Alda Facio
What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Inequality, Discrimination and the Importance of Caring
Eve Ottenberg
Bounty Tales
Andrew Levine
Silver Linings Ahead?
John Kendall Hawkins
FrankenBob: The Self-Made Dylan
Pam Martens - Russ Martens
Deutsche Bank Fined $150 Million for Enabling Jeffrey Epstein; Where’s the Fine Against JPMorgan Chase?
David Rosen
Inequality and the End of the American Dream
Louis Proyect
Harper’s and the Great Cancel Culture Panic
Thom Hartmann
How Billionaires Get Away With Their Big Con
REZA FIYOUZAT
Your 19th COVID Breakdown
Danny Sjursen
Undercover Patriots: Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent
Charles McKelvey
The Limitations of the New Antiracist Movement
Binoy Kampmark
Netanyahu’s Annexation Drive
Joseph G. Ramsey
An Empire in Points
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume
COVID-19 Denialism is Rooted in the Settler Colonial Mindset
Ramzy Baroud
On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed
Judith Deutsch
Handling Emergency: A Tale of Two Males
Michael Welton
Getting Back to Socialist Principles: Honneth’s Recipe
Dean Baker
Combating the Political Power of the Rich: Wealth Taxes and Seattle Election Vouchers
Jonah Raskin
Edward Sanders: Poetic Pacifist Up Next
Manuel García, Jr.
Carbon Dioxide Uptake by Vegetation After Emissions Shutoff “Now”
Heidi Peltier
The Camo Economy: How Military Contracting Hides Human Costs and Increases Inequality
Ron Jacobs
Strike!, Fifty Years and Counting
Ellen Taylor
The Dark Side of Science: Shooting Barred Owls as Scapegoats for the Ravages of Big Timber
Sarah Anderson
Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs
Graham Peebles
Prison: Therapeutic Centers Or Academies of Crime?
Zhivko Illeieff
Can We Escape Our Addiction to Social Media?
Clark T. Scott
The Democrat’s Normal Keeps Their (Supposed) Enemies Closer and Closer
Steve Early - Suzanne Gordon
In 2020 Elections: Will Real-Life “Fighting Dems” Prove Irresistible?
David Swanson
Mommy, Where Do Peace Activists Come From?
Christopher Brauchli
Trump the Orator
Gary Leupp
Columbus and the Beginning of the American Way of Life: A Message to Indoctrinate Our Children
John Stanton
Donald J. Trump, Stone Cold Racist
Nicky Reid
The Stonewall Blues (Still Dreaming of a Queer Nation)
Stephen Cooper
A Kingston Reasoning with Legendary Guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith (The Interview: Part 2)
Hugh Iglarsh
COVID-19’s Coming to Town
FacebookTwitterRedditEmail