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  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, []

  • 04.18.17

    CLF Announces Senior Director of Development

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Durango, Colo. (April 18, 2017) – Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) announced today that Suzanne Connors has joined the conservation non-profit as Senior Director of Development. Ms. Connors brings a wealth of experience []

  • 04.12.17

    The Community Turns Out for Rio Grande del Norte

    A festive crowd of about 200 people gathered recently to celebrate the 4th anniversary of New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The celebration took place at Taos Mesa Brewing, located near the famous Highway []


CLF Statement on So-called Review of National Monuments:

DURANGO, Colo. (April 26, 2017)–In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director:

“This Executive Order is a distraction designed to undermine the efforts of local communities who worked hand in hand with businesses, Tribes, sportsmen, and recreationists to protect the best of America’s outdoor heritage. It is an attack on America’s national parks, our national conservation lands and other protected lands and waters.  But it also has the cynical, sinister intent of stealing from Tribes and communities of color their opportunities to tell their stories through the Antiquities Act.

Secretary Zinke will have an opportunity to live up to his hero Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy.  His first order of business will be to stand up to a President who demonstrates contempt for the Tribal sovereignty and communities of color that the Secretary says he values and respects. Secretary Zinke has said what kind of leader he wants to be; his actions will show what kind of leader he really is.”

Read the complete press release here…

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