Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

02.11.16

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New Desert Monuments Protect Heritage, Open Space With Balanced Approach To Conservation

(February 11, 2016) JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed today’s announcement that President Obama intends to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments in the California desert. “The California desert is a remarkable area with one of the most diverse landscapes in … read more

01.18.16

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Inspiration… and our intention to see it grow

A year ago, we wrote about the civil rights movement and how the extraordinary leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. also inspired people who came after him—by about a decade—to pursue environmental justice, protect the natural world, and pass laws such the Clean Water Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Wilderness Act and … read more

01.14.16

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#ServiceNotSeizure: Support America’s Public Lands

The Bundy family from southern Nevada has been in a decades’ long feud with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the family’s use of public lands for grazing, but the recent militant takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has taken the dispute to a new level. … read more

01.4.16

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Mourning The Loss Of Doug Walker

We start 2016 with heavy hearts as we mourn the passing of our board member, Doug Walker. Doug was a founding board member of the Conservation Lands Foundation and demonstrated a strong passion for engaging people in the outdoors. He was a constant advocate for enhancing the diversity of the … read more

12.15.15

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Cross Bar Ranch – Texas

Horseback riders, college students and community volunteers recently came out in force to work with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff on one of the agency’s most unusual and stand-out places: Cross Bar Ranch, near Amarillo, Texas. Cross Bar stands out because it is the only BLM-administered land in the state … read more

11.29.15

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Giving back on #GivingTuesday

As we near the end of 2015, we thank you for the accomplishments you’ve made possible, and ask you to give your year-end gift so we can keep supporting our local partners around the West who work every day to protect, restore and expand America’s National Conservation Lands. Thanks to you, … read more

11.10.15

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News Release-California Desert Plan a win for Renewable Energy and Conservation

Contact: Sam Goldman, 415-743-0193; Danielle Murray, 302-367-8076 BLM releases landscape level planning for roughly 1/5 of California, balances need for renewable development with the conservation of desert habitat SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Nov. 10, 2015) – Earlier today, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan … read more

11.5.15

Rivers across the West are threatened by toxic contamination from abandoned mines.

Conservationists, Outfitters Applaud Mining Reform Legislation

Senators Udall, Heinrich and Bennet and Representative Luján commended for their leadership in protecting watersheds and rural Western economies from mining disasters. Durango, Colo. (November 5, 2015) – Conservationists and local outfitters whose livelihoods depend on healthy rivers applaud the legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Martin … read more

11.5.15

Veterans and Volunteers: celebrating together

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area continues to reap the benefits of the hard work and commitment of a Veterans Conservation Corps—five young military veterans who are employed as part of a unique three-month partnership to improve trails, protect cultural resources, enhance habitat, and work with volunteers from the community to make … read more

10.21.15

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Back to the Future: An Eventful Week for the National Conservation Lands

October 21, 2015, is the day Marty McFly visited a fictional future in the movie “Back to the Future II.” But 45 years ago, also on this day, Congress gave a gift to America’s real future by designating the country’s first National Conservation Area: California’s King Range NCA, managed by … read more