Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


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“We salute your work to protect the places we play!”

CLIF Bar, makers of trail and energy bars, has produced a 2015 corporate calendar—with a nice twist. The calendar is comprised of scenic postcards for people to mail to friends, far and wide. One of them, however, is a pre-addressed, pre-stamped card with a heartfelt message to Interior Secretary Sally … read more


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Public Meeting on Browns Canyon Shows Broad Support For Protection

On the afternoon of December 6, an unseasonably warm and still Saturday in Salida, Colorado, the Salida SteamPlant Theater was absolutely packed with supporters for a new Browns Canyon National Monument. First the main meeting room filled up, then the overflow room (pictured above), with mostly area locals and other … read more



#GivingTuesday was great and we have the rest of the #MonthToMatch!

We truly felt the #GivingTuesday love on December 2nd! With the support of our generous donors, we raised 40% toward our $15,000 goal in just one day! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Crowdrise Fundraiser on #GivingTuesday – the clock is ticking and we have 27 days to raise the … read more



#GivingTuesday: Your Chance to Help the National Conservation Lands

The clock is ticking and every dollar counts – we have until December 31st to raise $15,000 and we’re kicking off a month-long CrowdRise Fundraiser on December 2nd – #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is such an awesome day because it’s the one day the entire world rallies to give back. After Black Friday … read more


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CLF Hiring Southern California Desert Conservation Associate

General Description: Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is seeking an experienced campaigner with leadership experience in grassroots conservation organizations.  This full time position will be responsible for organizing diverse constituencies in favor of permanent protection for the most ecologically, culturally and historic areas in the California Desert as part of the National … read more



Count, Tally and Report: Numbers Tell A Story

Friends of the San Pedro River, based in southern Arizona, have been stewards, advocates and volunteers for this great desert waterway even before Congress designated it as a Riparian National Conservation Area on November 18, 1988. (Happy designation-birthday, SPRNCA!) Managing a bookstore, hikes, programs to local schools and community groups, input … read more


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Sen. Feinstein Celebrates 20 Years of Calif. Desert Protection, Announces New Conservation Efforts

Friends Grassroots Network Groups Support Efforts for Large Expansion of BLM’s National Conservation Lands:  New monuments, and wilderness protections in the California Desert Whitewater Canyon, CA—On November 6, 2014, Senator Dianne Feinstein celebrated the 20th anniversary of her California Desert Protection Act with a gathering of elected officials, conservation organizations, and desert residents … read more



Decision Point for the Western Arctic

In just a few weeks, the Bureau of Land Management will issue its final decision for the first oil production facility in Alaska’s Western Arctic. The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve) is our nation’s largest parcel of public land, and over half of its 23 million acres are available for oil … read more


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Making DOI’s Mitigation Strategy A Reality

In April, we wrote about the Department of Interior’s (DOI) commitment to forge a new policy for mitigating the effects of energy development on public lands. People working for various agencies within DOI have been meeting to discuss how to move last April’s Mitigation Strategy into policy. What a huge and … read more



Thank You Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Supporting Fort Ord

Thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E), there will be a special event celebrating National Public Lands Day and Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 25 at Fort Ord National Monument, near Monterey, CA. Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently provided a grant to the Conservation Lands … read more