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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


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


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



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


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End-of-Summer job report: tree caretakers on the Missouri River

Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more


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PG & E volunteers lend muscle to Cotoni-Coast Dairies project

Pulaskis and rakes were the tools of choice used by volunteers, youth “eco-stewards,” and a 12-member California Conservation Corps made up of military veterans–as they worked together to build the first hiking trail at Cotoni-Coast Dairies, 5,800 acres of coastal wildlands north of Santa Cruz, CA.  They are part of a partnership called “From … read more



Veterans Conservation Corps begins work in Nevada’s Sloan Canyon NCA

On September 26 in Henderson, Nevada, five Veterans Conservation Corps members were joined by community volunteers, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Councilwoman Debra March, NV Energy Vice President for Government and Community Relations Judy Stokey and representatives from partnering organizations to launch the “From Military Service to Green Service” partnership at Sloan … read more


Exploring Alaska's Western Arctic. 
Photo: Lindsey Hajduk

Adventures Through Alaska’s Western Arctic

Gazing across the horizon I pick out a mountain that doesn’t look too far away to hike. From our campsite, the view a few miles across the tundra to the rocky ridge looks unimpeded and smooth—we’re above the Arctic tree line after all. It should be an easy trek to … read more



NV Energy Foundation Supports “From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Sloan Canyon”

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce that a generous $75,000 grant from NV Energy Foundation will provide paid employment to an all-military Veterans Conservation Corps to restore habitat, build and improve recreational trails, and train volunteers to be long-term “trail stewards.” The work will take place over three … read more


A walk in the California Coastal National Monument, photo, Chris McLaughlin

Osprey Pack Giveaway to Celebrate our National Conservation Lands!

Fall is here! Whether you’re going back to school or out to explore our National Conservation Lands, we’re giving away Osprey Packs for your next adventure! There’s a lot to love about the National Conservation Lands – scenic beauty, vast open space, abundant wildlife, clean water and cultural sites that mark … read more