Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Artists on the Escalante

Changing light, solitude, natural sounds, stunning scenery. Four selected artists will experience all this, and more, when they take a horse pack-supported trip this fall down southern Utah’s Escalante River to paint the beauty of the Escalante River Canyon. The Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, and the Canyon Country Chapter … read more


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Conservation Lands Foundation Welcomes Designation of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

California monument becomes newest addition to the National Conservation Lands FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (July 10, 2015) – The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed the news that President Obama will designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in northern California. The new monument—California’s largest—will add nearly 331,000 acres … read more


Basin and Range National Monument, Nevada

New Basin and Range National Monument to Protect Uniquely American Landscape, Art and Heritage

Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Conservation Lands Foundation Praise Basin and Range National Monument Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, July 10, 2015)—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Conservation Lands Foundation applaud President Obama’s designation of the Basin and Range National Monument in central … read more


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Visual Identity for the National Conservation Lands & the 15th Anniversary Kickoff

On June 19-20 the BLM and Interior Department kicked off a celebration of the National Conservation Lands’ 15th Anniversary at California’s King Range National Conservation Area–the first Congressionally designated conservation area under BLM management. Secretary Sally Jewell, former Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Assistant Secretary Janice Schneider, BLM Director Neil Kornze and … read more



Trip Journal: The Lost Coast Trail

A sea of bright blue sea creatures blanket the sand as we rise over the ridge and arrive at the beach. These Vellela Vellela’s, which have been washing ashore in the millions, are a surprising first encounter on a trail that would be our home for the next four days. These … read more



Non-native plant removal project begins in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A spike camp, trucks and tools, and at least 16 pairs of work boots are hitting the ground this week in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument—when the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps begins a 12-day native plant restoration project along the Rio Grande corridor and campgrounds in the monument’s Orilla … read more


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A Blue Water Day: Thank you RBC for supporting conservation

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends a big thank you to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees around the world who took time out to celebrate RBC Blue Water Day on Thursday, June 4. It’s a day when RBC employees head out to their communities for volunteer projects, invite non-profit partners around … read more


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A Day on the Dolores

Going out to the wild places we love is one of best ways to help us keep the faith, hang tough, stay committed… for what can be difficult and grinding campaigns to protect them for the long-term. A few weeks ago, a group of 17 supporters of the Dolores River Boating Advocates did … read more


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“The work has to be done, and I want to do it…”

In late March, a restoration partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a California Conservation Corps made up of 12 military veterans, California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild), Edison International, and CLF completed a restoration project on the Black Mountain Wilderness, part of the National Conservation Lands near Barstow, CA. We … read more



Patagonia Draws A Line To Help Protect Bears Ears

Sometimes we reach a point where we realize we just have to draw a line. Maybe we have had enough of the status quo, (or maybe we’ve had enough of ourselves), and we commit to do not just what we can, but whatever it takes–to make the world we want. … read more