Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

09.19.16

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Partnering with the Ancestral Lands Program

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) staff is proud to announce that our first restoration partnership project with Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands Program will be underway Sept. 19 – 29. A conservation corps made up of five young people from Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico will be doing habitat restoration and … read more

09.15.16

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Marine Monument Demonstrates Obama’s Commitment to Engaging American Public in Conservation

On Wednesday President Obama announced the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, 150 miles off of Cape Cod. This monument encompasses a series of biologically diverse and important canyons and seamounts in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England. The monument serves as a … read more

09.14.16

Amargosa River. Photo Bob Wick/BLM

NEWS RELEASE: Balanced California Desert Management Plan Promotes Renewable Energy While Permanently Protecting Key Landscapes

New California Desert Conservation Lands ensure the public can continue to explore and experience the best of the unspoiled California Desert Palm Desert, Calif. (September 14, 2016) — The Conservation Lands Foundation praised the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) today. … read more

08.29.16

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Celebrating and Reflecting on America’s National Parks

What a birthday it has been. On Wednesday, August 24, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, President Obama designated what may be the wildest remaining land east of the Mississippi River as Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. This designation will permanently protect significant natural, scientific, … read more

08.12.16

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Ready, set, …RMP!

Inspiring people to stay involved in the development of a Resource Management Plan (RMP) can be one of the toughest—and most important—undertakings for conservation groups in the Friends Grassroots Network. Staff and volunteers with the Western Slope Conservation Center recently organized an RMP Info + Action Meeting in Paonia, CO, … read more

08.7.16

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Ancestral Lands Program Season Celebration

Nothing beats a mid-summer celebration—especially when it involves homemade food, a gathering of friends, and recognition for great work in the community and far beyond. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps—a program of Conservation Legacy and Southwest Conservation Corps that provides job training, employment and conservation exposure for Native American youth, primarily from the southwest—held just … read more

07.29.16

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Bears Ears Public Meeting A Resounding Success

Blog and all photos by CLF intern Jake Glassman. A public meeting with Obama Administration officials in Bluff, Utah on July 16th marked a huge milestone in the campaign to protect the Bears Ears region of that state as a national monument. The 1.9 million acre area known as the … read more

07.29.16

Western Arctic Caribou     Photo: Florian Schulz

ConocoPhillips Pushes to Fast Track New Drilling Without Roadmap or Promised Mitigation

GMT-2 Threatens Sensitive Habitat and Subsistence needs for Native Alaskans Anchorage, Alaska (July 29, 2016)—ConocoPhillips has submitted an application to develop a second project in America’s Western Arctic. The Greater Mooses Tooth-2 (GMT-2) proposal would include nine miles of new road and pipeline and develop upwards of 75 acres for a … read more

07.22.16

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Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

2016 marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to harness the Latino community’s passion for the outdoors and spotlight its role in conservation.  It started with just 17 partners and 17 events.  Now, there are over 100 partners and events that are engaging Latino … read more

07.15.16

Leaders from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Utah Dine Bikeyah in October, 2015 after unveiling a first-of-its-kind proposal to protect the Bears Ears National Monument

Conservation Lands Foundation Calls For Bears Ears National Monument designation

President has opportunity to protect most significant, yet unprotected, cultural landscape in America   Durango, CO (July 15, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership in creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy and learn from our country’s natural and cultural treasures and … read more