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Press releases about updates, threats, and wins related to Audubon's conservation work in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. For media inquiries, please contact evan.barrientos@audubon.org.

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Biden’s 30 x 30 Plan: A Roadmap to Restore the Sagebrush Steppe
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Biden’s 30 x 30 Plan: A Roadmap to Restore the Sagebrush Steppe

Western conservation groups applaud Biden administration’s plan to conserve and restore 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030.

Land Donation Secures a Future for Wildlife at Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary
Gillmor Sanctuary

Land Donation Secures a Future for Wildlife at Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary

Audubon receives a 413-acre donation critical to shorebird habitat from Epperson Associates, LLC.

Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”

Federal court invalidates decisions made by illegally installed BLM Director Pendley.

Illegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must Be Retracted
Working Lands

Illegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must Be Retracted

Coalition of conservation organizations delivers letter to Secretary Bernhardt calling for immediate review.

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable
Working Lands

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable

Two bills introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) increase accountability for oil and gas companies that walk away from their wells and ensure public oversight.

Converse County Oil and Gas Project Poses Serious Threats to Raptors, Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Converse County Oil and Gas Project Poses Serious Threats to Raptors, Sage-Grouse

Conservation groups protest plan to build 5,000 new wells in critical wildlife habitat.

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West
Gillmor Sanctuary

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

To better protect people and birds, Audubon science makes the case for the U.S. government’s first coordinated regional assessment of Great Basin saline lakes.

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

Administration violated federal law by leasing sensitive sage-grouse habitat for drilling

Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values

"The administration is rushing through yet another effort to reduce protections for our shared public lands, and it’s the sage-grouse’s turn, again."

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

BLM’s commitment to removing Greater Sage-Grouse protections undermines any claims of meaningfully addressing important court order.

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