The American West...a place of dreams, history, drama, soaring rocky peaks, verdant open plains and cactus-studded deserts given life by raging rivers and sinuous streams. In this diverse landscape lives an array of wildlife from majestic bears, wolves and mountain lions to prairie dogs, sage-grouse, and desert tortoise. But the American West that lives in our imaginations is under assault by unconstrained growth and polluting industrial practices like logging, ranching, mining, and oil and gas extraction.
Corporate special interests are poisoning our land and water, and endangering our unique natural heritage. WildEarth Guardians brings people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West’s rivers, forests, deserts, grasslands, and the delicate web of life to which we are inextricably linked.
WildEarth Guardians was founded in 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, under the name Forest Guardians. In 2008, we merged with a large carnivore protection non-profit, Sinapu, from Boulder, Colorado and changed our joint name to WildEarth Guardians. Our headquarters is in Santa Fe, NM and we also have a office in downtown Denver, CO.
We have four programs focusing on wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and climate and energy. Our mission is to protect and restore wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American West. Our funding comes primarily from private foundations, individual memberships, and government grants. See our annual report for more details. To join see our brochure.
Headquarters and for General Inquiries:
312 Montezuma Ave. Ste A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 988-9126
For Colorado residents call: (303) 573-4898
Main Fax: (505) 989-8623