Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


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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



Yampa River Awareness Project, v.2015

Back in the winter of 2006-7, a group of Yampa River advocates got together with aspirations to produce a documentary film about this great river in northwest Colorado—to show its unmatched beauty, unique natural attributes, and the various water projects and proposals that could impact it. They were successful in … read more


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