Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

06.8.16

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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

06.2.16

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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

05.16.16

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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

05.13.16

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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

04.28.16

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Gold Butte Culture Walk

As the sun began to rise on the Saturday after Earth Day, members from nine different tribes gathered at the junction of Nevada State Route 170 and Gold Butte Road for a prayer. Their tribal flags blew in the cold breeze as members of the tribes and allies heard from … read more

04.21.16

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Senator Heinrich Secures Sportsmen’s Act and Wilderness Additions In Senate

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends our thanks and congratulations to Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), who secured final Senate passage of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act yesterday. The legislation, which he introduced with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, also permanently reauthorizes the Land and … read more

04.20.16

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The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

04.19.16

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CLF encouraged by Secretary Jewell’s “course correction” speech outlining strong conservation vision

by Brian O’Donnell, CLF Executive Director A breath of fresh air came out of Washington today in the form of a speech by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Jewell called for a “course correction” in conservation and outlined a bold agenda for parks and public lands. Among the highlights of the … read more

04.13.16

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Grant from Edison International: Supporting Veterans and California’s National Conservation Lands

For many people and places around the National Conservation Lands, including here at the Conservation Lands Foundation, the restoration-stewardship season is getting underway. In a win-win for people and wilderness, a grant from Edison International to the Conservation Lands Foundation is going to protect habitat and cultural resources in the Mojave … read more

04.4.16

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What is Planning 2.0? Opportunities to learn more

Attention policy and planning nerds: (and we say that because we love this stuff!)  Two up-coming webinars can help you learn more about BLM’s proposed planning rule—part of their ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative aimed at improving the land management planning process. Both are free, but require you to pre-register.   1) BLM … read more