There’s nothing like a momentous victory to give us that “warm and fuzzy” feeling as temperatures dip and daylight dwindles—and just as the fall edition of our newsletter was going to press, we learned we’d successfully blocked trophy hunting of Greater Yellowstone’s grizzly bears. You can read more about that case in the latest issue of Wild at Heart, as well as about the other wins that have been coming fast and furious in recent months. Then keep those warm fuzzies going with the tale of a teacher and longtime Guardian who inspired 100 sixth- and seventh-graders to plant trees on New Mexico’s Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (page 3) and Rio Grande Waterkeeper and Wild Rivers Program Director Jen Pelz’s Instagram-famous haikus (page 8).
Yet even as we celebrate our hard work paying off, we haven’t forgotten how so much of what we hold dear remains under threat during these dark days. Guardians’ Wildlife Program Director Bethany Cotton confronts that reality in this issue’s feature story, “Being Outraged is Not Enough” (page 6). Read it and be inspired to face your fears and find your voice.
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