Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

07.21.14

Sacred Mesa is home to a significant Pueblo era cultural site.

Oil Wells Proposed on Literally “Sacred” Ground

This blog was originally written by Friends of Cedar Mesa and appeared on their website on July 20, 2014. For more information please visit Friends of Cedar Mesa at www.friendsofcedarmesa.org   The BLM is proposing to sell leases to oil and gas companies on a number of parcels near Bluff. These include … read more

07.7.14

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

RBC Blue Water Project Supports Restoration of the Colorado River

RBC Blue Water Project recently announced a generous grant to the Conservation Lands Foundation in support of our continuing partnership with the Colorado Youth Corps Association to do much-needed restoration work on the Colorado River in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.  Near Grand Junction, CO, the area is an incredibly beautiful (and … read more

06.26.14

Photo: Bob Wick/BLM; National Conservation Lands: Table Rock Wilderness, Oregon

Happy Anniversary to Oregon’s Table Rock Wilderness!

Happy Anniversary to one of Oregon’s BLM-managed National Conservation Lands, the 6,082 acre Table Rock Wilderness in the Molalla River drainage about 50 miles south of Portland. The Table Rock Wilderness was designated part of the National Wilderness System on June 26, 1984, a move that has spared this area the fate … read more

05.28.14

A BLM sign alerts trail users to sensitive fish spawning habitat

Recreation and Conservation Can Go Hand-In-Hand On The National Conservation Lands

As we near the end of May–National Bike Month if you didn’t know–it seems like a good time to talk about bikes and the National Conservation Lands. The National Conservation Lands are the premier protected lands and waterways managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Rules for bicycle access on these special lands … read more

05.23.14

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Business, Tribal, and Conservation Groups Partner on Stewardship Event

May 22, 2014—  On a blustery, spring day outside of the Eastern Sierra California town of Bridgeport, employees from Patagonia’s Reno, NV Service Center, the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership, and the Bridgeport Indian Colony teamed up to clean up an old shooting range. The Bridgeport Indian Colony manages a cemetery … read more

05.23.14

Organ Mountians-Desert Peaks

“IT’S HAPPENING!!! Please help us celebrate!”

Happy Friday, and what a week! On Monday, May 19, Obama Administration officials announced the President’s intention to designate a new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument—and he signed the proclamation on Wednesday, May 21.  Today there is a big local celebration in Las Cruces, NM, with a host of Department … read more

05.19.14

Rockhouse and Organ Mountains under milkyway - credit Wayne Suggs

Success! Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument designation announced

The Obama Administration today announced their plans to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The addition of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument to the National Conservation Lands protects the crossroads of New Mexican and American history, and is an … read more

05.5.14

Fort Ord National Monument Designation

Fort Ord and the Sea Otter Classic: National Conservation Lands Are Good For Business

In what kind of utopian fantasy-world do business, conservation, mountain bike and equestrian interests not only coexist but prosper? How about at Fort Ord, the former Army base-turned-National-Monument on California’s central coast? On April 20, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to designate Fort Ord National Monument. The proclamation stated, in … read more

04.30.14

Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit

Bruce Babbitt Receives the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award

Today the Conservation Lands Foundation staff extends a heartfelt congratulations to our board member and former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who just received the esteemed Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award—presented to an individual whose passion for, dedication, and commitment to the environment are exemplified by his or her efforts to … read more

04.29.14

McLeod Tool

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance Volunteers: Stewardship Prevails

Last weekend volunteers with the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance headed out to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to close a rogue road and repair damage caused by three people who were illegally cutting juniper trees inside the monument for firewood. The three were arrested last winter and eventually required … read more