Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


Dolores River Wilderness Study Area, photo courtesy of Kate Thompson. The Dolores River WSA is part of the National Conservation Lands, celebrating their 5th Anniversary since being permanently established in 2009.

We Are All Stewards of the Dolores River

Jane Dally, a board member of the Dolores River Boating Advocates in Colorado, wrote the following article for the group’s first newsletter of 2014. It’s a nicely written piece about stewardship and the fundamentals of advocating for places we love: spending time in that place, taking care of it, knowing … read more


President Obama


“I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations.” President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address included a bold commitment to protecting clean water, wildlife and our natural heritage. In the address, the President noted that as our country moves forward, we need … read more


(photo courtesy of Robert Wick)

Veterans Support National Monument

The public meeting held last Friday, January 24th by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall in Las Cruces New Mexico was the first public meeting that I have had the opportunity to attend as a staff member of the Conservation Lands Foundation. They gathered to … read more


organs support

Monumental Support in Las Cruces on Friday

Hundreds of people turned out Friday afternoon at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico to let elected officials and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell know they want a national monument for the region. The greater Doña Ana County community has been working for two years to … read more


Organ Mountains

Support expanding the National Conservation Lands!

On Friday, January 24th, we have the opportunity to take an incredible leap forward in our efforts to conserve America’s heritage. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich will visit Las Cruces, New Mexico to hear from community members about their vision to protect the proposed Organ … read more


Trevor Clark Photography

Grateful for the Support of Outdoor Retailers? We Are!

People who work in the outdoor industry collectively give millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to conservation organizations and campaigns. From locally owned outfitters’ shops to the largest international gear retailers, they provide financial, promotional, volunteer and often political support that sustains our work to protect rivers, coastlines, forests, … read more


brucelavoieconfluence copy

Friends of the Yampa: New Members of the Friends Grassroots Network

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to welcome Friends of the Yampa based in Steamboat Springs, CO as new partners and members of the Friends Grassroots Network. The Network is made up of 50+ non-profit organizations throughout the western states (and one in Florida) that are stewards and advocates for … read more


King Range scenery

Thank You to Our Donors

As we bid farewell to 2013, we at the Conservation Lands Foundation want to express our gratitude to our many supporters. This was a banner year for the Conservation Lands Foundation and we could not have done it without your partnership. Together, we have taken on numerous new challenges and … read more


Ron Beck's birding bike

Ron Beck’s Big Year (and one for Friends of the San Pedro River)

Ron Beck, a resident of Cochise County in Arizona, is an expert birder and supporter of Friends of the San Pedro River. Ron recently completed a record-setting Big Year, which for birders is the incredible accomplishment of seeing and identifying more than 300 bird species in one year.  Ron’s achievement … read more


OrganMountains-DesertPeaks _MikeGroves

Diverse Stakeholders Celebrate New Proposals to Expand the National Conservation Lands

After years of community dialogue, communities in New Mexico and Colorado saw their home grown proposals to expand the National Conservation Lands move one step closer to reality this month as new legislation was introduced for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Browns Canyon. On Tuesday, December 10th Colorado Senators Mark … read more