Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


Secretary Jewell emerges from a teepee after meeting with tribal elders

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


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


Photo: Hispanic Access Foundation / Latino Conservation Week

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


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


Tribal leaders at Bears Ears,  the heart of a proposed national monument in southern Utah. Photo Tim Peterson

New Utah Public Lands Initiative Merely a Dressed Up Version of the Same Bad Bill

  CONTACT: Scott Groene, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 435-259-7049 Bill Hedden, Grand Canyon Trust, 435-259-5284 Scott Miller, The Wilderness Society, 303-468-1961 Jake Thompson, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202-289-2387 Jonathon Berman, Sierra Club, 202-495-3033 David Nimkin, National Parks Conservation Association, 801-518-1270 Ryan Bidwell, Conservation Lands Foundation, 970-946-0506 July 14, 2016 Today, … read more


Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.

GUEST BLOG: Latino Youth Camp In New California Desert National Monument, Prepare for Stewardship

Originally published on Jun 14, 2016 by the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and used by permission. Links added by Conservation Lands Foundation. Read the original at  On June 4, 12 youth from Indio Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church camped overnight in the new Sand to Snow National Monument, which was designated … read more



Happy Birthday To One Of America’s Most Important Laws: The Antiquities Act

Today is the anniversary of the Antiquities Act—the 110-year-old law that allows presidents to create new national monuments. Thanks to the Antiquities Act, we have the Statue of Liberty, Pullman National Monument, Canyon de Chelly and Jewel Cave. We can also thank the Antiquities Act for 25 national monuments that … read more



Blue Water Day: Conservation Lands Foundation Receives $35,000 grant from RBC Blue Water Project

The staff and board of the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce that CLF is one of 152 organizations selected worldwide and one of three in the U.S. to receive a 2016 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant – recognizing CLF’s and the National Conservation Lands role in providing … read more



Rodman Mountain Wilderness: Veterans Corps Takes the Lead

A team of 12 military veterans serving with the California Conservation Corps recently worked to protect wildlife habitat, Native American petroglyphs, archaeological sites, and trails at one of the Bureau of Land Management most outstanding desert wilderness areas: Rodman Mountain Wilderness, near Barstow. The two-week project was supported by a … read more



Celebrating the California Desert’s New Monuments

On Thursday, May 5, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined other administration officials, elected officials, community members and dozens of others to celebrate President Obama’s February designation of three new national monuments in the California Desert. “We are in the forever business,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said to those gathered at the … read more