Western Watersheds Project Inc

Rating: 4.5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: PO Box 1770 126 S Main St Ste B-2 Hailey ID 83333 USA

Mission: The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.
Target demographics: restore wildlife, habitat and watersheds.
Geographic areas served: public lands throughout the west
Programs: WWP monitors and comments on public lands management in AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, OR, MT, UT, CO, WY
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Western Watersheds Project is an extremely effective organization working to challenge outdated land management practices in the west through legal and political action. I recently became involved with WWP through visual monitoring of the impact of livestock on public land in sensitive grizzly bear habitat in Idaho and Wyoming. As a photographer and videographer, it has been appalling to document the damage and land degradation from grazing by cattle and domestic sheep. Top predators are a key part of a healthy, functioning ecosystem. For them to thrive, cattle and domestic sheep need to be removed from our public lands. WWP is working to help make this happen.


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more funding.

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I'm a former BLM biologist who has seen first hand the multiple ways that livestock production has damaged and degraded public lands. The abuses go on in spite of efforts of many employees who know, as I did, how livestock was compromising public values like water quality, soils, wildlife habitat, and even recreational opportunities (camping among cow pies is not an experience most people enjoy).

That is why I so admire the tenacity and exceptional knowledge of WWP staff. There are few organizations in the West willing to challenge the livestock juggernaut. WWP is the most dedicated, and most effective organization I know speaking up for our public lands ecological health and integrity. That is why I recently joined the board.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try to hire more people--but of course that takes money. It's amazing how much is accomplished with a limited staff.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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