Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

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

03.31.17

Women Behind Monuments – Part 1

Name: Danielle Segura City, State: Joshua Tree, Calif. Position: Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust, www.mdlt.org   What monument(s) were you involved with? Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains National Monuments, California Why did you get involved? To further protect special places in the California Desert for future generations. What … read more

03.23.17

Groups join forces to defend the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE, UT (March 24, 2017) – Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU), the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) and The Wilderness Society (TWS) filed a motion to intervene in the Washington County, Utah appeal of the Final Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas … read more

03.1.17

CLF Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Ryan Zinke of Montana as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is the chief steward of our National Parks, National Conservation Lands and other public lands that provide clean water, air and wildlife habitat, … read more

02.20.17

Outdoor Industry Sides With Public Lands; Outdoor Retailer Show To Leave Utah After 20 Years

UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more

02.6.17

Press Release: Cook Bill Shows Bipartisan Cooperation, Commitment to Protecting California Desert

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 6, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation and California Wilderness Coalition commended Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-8, Apple Valley) for his introduction of the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act of 2017. The bill is the House companion to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) California Desert Conservation and … read more

01.23.17

CLF Job Announcement: Senior Director for Development

Position Title: Senior Director for Development Location: Durango, CO Position reports to: Executive Director GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Bozeman, Las Cruces, Joshua Tree, and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established … read more

01.19.17

Inauguration Day: it’s about affirmation and recommitment

Presidential inaugurations are celebrated with parades, performances and all-night parties.  But an inauguration’s real purpose—and the only element mandated by the U.S. Constitution—is for the new president to stand before all and take a public oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President […and…] preserve, protect and defend the Constitution … read more