Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

05.15.17

Happy 10th Anniversary, Conservation Lands Foundation!

By Julie Thibodeau, Senior Director of Operations and one of CLF’s first three staff members. Ten years ago, members of the the Conservation Lands Foundation Board of Directors convened their first meeting. The name of the foundation was a little longer back then – National Conservation System Foundation.  They met at … read more

05.2.17

CLF JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ALASKA PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Position Title: Alaska Program Director Location: Alaska Position reports to: Senior Director of Programs GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Joshua Tree, Las Vegas, Bozeman, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Washington, D.C., the Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 to protect … read more

05.1.17

Conservation Lands Foundation Announces Brian Sybert As Executive Director

DURANGO, Colo. (May 1, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has selected Brian Sybert as its new executive director. Sybert will take the helm effective June 1. Sybert brings a strong background in working with local advocates. He has been the executive director of the Montana … read more

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, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

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 as a fundraiser, strategic planner, entrepreneur and non-profit leader. Most recently she worked for Fort … read more

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 64 bridge over Rio Grande Gorge. Taos Peublo Governor Ruben Romero (photo, below), Senator Tom … read more

03.31.17

Women Behind Monuments – Part 1

Name: Danielle Segura City, State: Joshua Tree, Calif. Position: Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust, www.mdlt.org   What monument(s) were you involved with? Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains National Monuments, California Why did you get involved? To further protect special places in the California Desert for future generations. What … read more

03.23.17

Groups join forces to defend the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE, UT (March 24, 2017) – Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU), the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) and The Wilderness Society (TWS) filed a motion to intervene in the Washington County, Utah appeal of the Final Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas … read more

03.1.17

CLF Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Ryan Zinke of Montana as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is the chief steward of our National Parks, National Conservation Lands and other public lands that provide clean water, air and wildlife habitat, … read more

02.20.17

Outdoor Industry Sides With Public Lands; Outdoor Retailer Show To Leave Utah After 20 Years

UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more