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End-of-Summer job report: tree caretakers on the Missouri River

Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more


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PG & E volunteers lend muscle to Cotoni-Coast Dairies project

Pulaskis and rakes were the tools of choice used by volunteers, youth “eco-stewards,” and a 12-member California Conservation Corps made up of military veterans–as they worked together to build the first hiking trail at Cotoni-Coast Dairies, 5,800 acres of coastal wildlands north of Santa Cruz, CA.  They are part of a partnership called “From … read more



Veterans Conservation Corps begins work in Nevada’s Sloan Canyon NCA

On September 26 in Henderson, Nevada, five Veterans Conservation Corps members were joined by community volunteers, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Councilwoman Debra March, NV Energy Vice President for Government and Community Relations Judy Stokey and representatives from partnering organizations to launch the “From Military Service to Green Service” partnership at Sloan … read more


Exploring Alaska's Western Arctic. 
Photo: Lindsey Hajduk

Adventures Through Alaska’s Western Arctic

Gazing across the horizon I pick out a mountain that doesn’t look too far away to hike. From our campsite, the view a few miles across the tundra to the rocky ridge looks unimpeded and smooth—we’re above the Arctic tree line after all. It should be an easy trek to … read more



NV Energy Foundation Supports “From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Sloan Canyon”

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce that a generous $75,000 grant from NV Energy Foundation will provide paid employment to an all-military Veterans Conservation Corps to restore habitat, build and improve recreational trails, and train volunteers to be long-term “trail stewards.” The work will take place over three … read more


A walk in the California Coastal National Monument, photo, Chris McLaughlin

Osprey Pack Giveaway to Celebrate our National Conservation Lands!

Fall is here! Whether you’re going back to school or out to explore our National Conservation Lands, we’re giving away Osprey Packs for your next adventure! There’s a lot to love about the National Conservation Lands – scenic beauty, vast open space, abundant wildlife, clean water and cultural sites that mark … read more


Photo: Dept. of Interior

CLF Statement on White House Launch of Every Kid In A Park Initiative

National Conservation Lands Site Chosen For Official Launch Event   Durango, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2015)—The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded the launch today of the Every Kid in a Park initiative to encourage young people to explore America’s parks and public lands. The goal of the initiative is to encourage all … read more


Alexia Sanchez, a future leader from Conejos County

Youth Guest Blog: Protecting Our Colorful Colorado Landscape For Future Generations

This guest youth blog is by Alexia Sanchez, a 9th grade student at Centauri High School in Southern Colorado’s Conejos County. Alexia enjoys playing soccer and reading when she is not busy writing blogs or exploring historic sites in her “backyard.”  Humans have been in the San Luis Valley for … read more


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Guest Blog: Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat in California’s Bodie Hills

Victoria Thorpe is completing her Master’s in Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and is a certified wildland firefighter who has worked on projects as diverse as developing paddle trails in a coastal community, testing water quality and tracking radio-collared white-tailed deer. She can now add restoring … read more


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BLM Selects Director for National Conservation Lands

The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomes the announcement of Kristin Bail as the new director of the National Conservation Lands. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze announced the selection Thursday. Bail is currently the Forest Supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service in North Carolina, and has also previously held … read more