If you want your grandchildren to hear the howl of the wolf….

The Proposed to Change Mexican Wolf Management Policies Doom Wolves Earth Justice: To Court for a Recovery Plan l Extinction Is Forever l Speak out against draft plan to allow more killing of critically endangered wolves! Deadline Sept. 23

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released a draft proposal to change the . . . → Read More: If you want your grandchildren to hear the howl of the wolf….

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July 28, 2014 Our Wolves at Risk The White Mountain Conservation League encourages all to speak out for wolves. This is a critical moment for them.

From Defenders of Wildlife

Doomed to a slow extinction if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal is finalized, there’s a lot . . . → Read More:

Save our Forests from ORVS

Don’t Let Off-Road Vehicles Run Amok in Our Forests

The halls of Congress may be quiet but our public lands won’t be if a motorized mayhem bill gets traction.

H.R. 4272, the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act, would open the floodgates to uncontrolled motorized uses of national forests. This bill ties the Forest . . . → Read More: Save our Forests from ORVS

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Hike Escudilla Wilderness Act

When: Friday, July 11, 9:30 to 2:00 Where: Escudilla Trailhead Pre-registeration Required: Limited to 22 people To register contact Stephanie Rainey,

Conservation Education specialist for the Alpine Ranger District 928.339.5021

Register for Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Introduction to Wildlife Tracking We share our hiking trails with a lot of different wildlife that leave behind signs of their passing journeys. Is that a bobcat track or a coyote track? Are you following mountain lion tracks or was someone hiking with their family dog?

WHEN:

Indoor session: Saturday evening, June 21, 2014

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Fire on the Mountain

Last June, 19 firefighters lost their lives trying to control a blaze near Yarnell, Arizona—the highest death toll for firefighters battling a wildfire in this country since 1933. What went wrong? Is it time to reconsider our approach to fighting fire?

Brian Mockenhaupt

Photographs by Brian L. Frank

May 21, 2014

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/fire-on-the-mountain/361613/

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Apache County Fire Restrictions

Apache County Enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Posted on May 23, 2014 by BParks

Due to extremely high fire risk, effective May 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., all unincorporated areas of Apache County will be placed under Stage 2 fire restrictions. Under Stage 2 restrictions, the following prohibitions and exemptions apply:

Prohibitions: The following acts . . . → Read More: Apache County Fire Restrictions

Stage II Fire Restrictions

Stage II Fire Restrictions coming this Friday May 23rd Posted on May 21, 2014 by CatRoe

This coming Friday, May 23,2014, at 8:00 am, both Apache and Navajo counties will enter into Stage 2 fire restrictions. This means no campfires, charcoal, coal, or wood stoves including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites. Smoking . . . → Read More: Stage II Fire Restrictions

Become a wilderness steward

The White Mountain Conservation League (WMCL) is very pleased to invite our members to become official Wilderness Stewards for wilderness areas on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. This opportunity is available through our special partnership with the Arizona Wilderness Coalition which developed and manages this statewide program. Stewards will participate in a one day training . . . → Read More: Become a wilderness steward

More and Bigger Wildfires

More, bigger wildfires burning western US over last 30 years Date: April 17, 2014 Source: American Geophysical Union Summary: Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year — an . . . → Read More: More and Bigger Wildfires