Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

06.30.17

The Women Behind Monuments – Part 3 In A Series: Henrietta Stern

Name: Henrietta Stern City, State: Pacific Grove, CA  (Monterey County) Position: Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends What monument were you involved with? Fort Ord National Monument Why did you get involved? I love the Fort Ord trails and originally got involved … read more

06.20.17

Conservation Organizations Call for Protection of Western Arctic

CONTACT: Sean Trambley Cell: 925-250-3174 Email: sean@fcpcommunications.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska (June 20, 2017)–Today, thirteen organizations sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging continued protection of the Western Arctic. The letter highlights the groups’ opposition to changing the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan to diminish current … read more

06.12.17

Release: CLF Opposes Recommendation to Strip Protections for Bears Ears National Monument

Durango, CO (June 12, 2017) – Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended major rollback of conservation protections for Bears Ears National Monument in Southeastern Utah. In direct opposition to the overwhelming public support for the Monument, Sec. Zinke has proposed stripping protections for portions of the National Monument. “With this … read more

06.6.17

Conservation Lands Foundation Announces David Feinman As Director of Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2017)—The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has hired David Feinman as Director of Government Affairs. Feinman will be based in Washington, D.C., and will start in the newly created position beginning June 12. The Conservation Lands Foundation has become one of the nation’s most … read more

05.31.17

Zinke dismisses balanced plan, instead promotes reckless drilling in Western Arctic

Today’s Secretarial Order prioritizes drilling in sensitive caribou calving grounds and migratory bird sanctuaries WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017)—Earlier today, at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association Conference, the Secretary of Interior signed Secretarial Order (S.O.) 3352. The S.O. attempts to open over 11 million acres of fragile habitat to … read more

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

05.1.17

Brian Sybert

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