Conservation Lands Foundation Blog



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



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


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

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


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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



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


Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area, CO

Guest Blog: National Conservation Areas Offer a Vision for Colorado’s Grand Valley

Having grown-up in the southeast, surrounded by mostly private land or pay-to-play recreation opportunities, I can vividly remember the first time I rode Rustler’s, Mary’s Loop, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s Loop back in 2008. Those springtime pedal strokes ushered in more than just miles of smiles. They brought with them … read more



Choosing Service: Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps

The Conservation Lands Foundation stands in grateful awe of the more than 100 people who donated online to our crowdrise campaign called “Service Not Seizure.” The campaign was a rebuke of the Bundy family and other militants’ illegal seizure of public lands in Oregon and instead, invited people to donate … read more



Home for Art: Basin & Range National Monument

Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument has always been a home for art. The monument–which President Obama designated just last summer using the Antiquities Act–surrounds artist Michael Heizer’s mile-long land art project City. But Basin and Range has also inspired other artists. One artist, Checko Salgado, was inspired to start an organization called … read more


roadrunner in agua fria az (Bob Wick)

Want To Know About Planning 2.0? A Modern Process for Public Lands Planning

A few weeks ago, the BLM announced a next major step in redesigning the planning process for America’s public lands for the modern era. They are calling this initiative “Planning 2.0.” This initiative aims to make the planning process for the use and management of public lands more collaborative, transparent, … read more



CLF Contributes to Patagonia’s Book “Tools for Grassroots Activists”

Patagonia, the well-known outdoor gear and clothing company, has just released a new book, Tools for Grassroots Activists. The book captures an accumulation of knowledge and best practices from Patagonia’s long-standing Tools Conference. The conference, which has been around for over 20 years, provides training and collaboration opportunities for environmental … read more