Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

08.6.14

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Happy Anniversary to Idaho’s Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area!

The Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) was established by Congress 21 years ago this week. Its cliffs and crevices along a deep canyon of the Snake River harbor the highest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America. Each spring, over 800 pairs of falcons, hawks, … read more

07.30.14

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The Dolores River Gets a “Creative Solution to a Vexing Problem”

Southwest Colorado’s Dolores River Boating Advocates have collaborated with a landowner on the upper Dolores River to build a river fence that solves a mutual problem: fencing cows while keeping the river safe for boaters to pass. Spring run-off creates rushing water – great for boating and a great natural … read more

07.24.14

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Udall introduces Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act

Ten years of continued local support and advocacy for permanent protection of Colorado’s Browns Canyon is finally paying off. Senator Mark Udall’s “Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act”, received a hearing by US Senate National Park Subcommittee this past Wednesday, July 23. This is huge a step towards permanent protection … read more

07.21.14

Sacred Mesa is home to a significant Pueblo era cultural site.

Oil Wells Proposed on Literally “Sacred” Ground

This blog was originally written by Friends of Cedar Mesa and appeared on their website on July 20, 2014. For more information please visit Friends of Cedar Mesa at www.friendsofcedarmesa.org   The BLM is proposing to sell leases to oil and gas companies on a number of parcels near Bluff. These include … read more

07.7.14

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

RBC Blue Water Project Supports Restoration of the Colorado River

RBC Blue Water Project recently announced a generous grant to the Conservation Lands Foundation in support of our continuing partnership with the Colorado Youth Corps Association to do much-needed restoration work on the Colorado River in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.  Near Grand Junction, CO, the area is an incredibly beautiful (and … read more

06.26.14

Photo: Bob Wick/BLM; National Conservation Lands: Table Rock Wilderness, Oregon

Happy Anniversary to Oregon’s Table Rock Wilderness!

Happy Anniversary to one of Oregon’s BLM-managed National Conservation Lands, the 6,082 acre Table Rock Wilderness in the Molalla River drainage about 50 miles south of Portland. The Table Rock Wilderness was designated part of the National Wilderness System on June 26, 1984, a move that has spared this area the fate … read more

05.28.14

A BLM sign alerts trail users to sensitive fish spawning habitat

Recreation and Conservation Can Go Hand-In-Hand On The National Conservation Lands

As we near the end of May–National Bike Month if you didn’t know–it seems like a good time to talk about bikes and the National Conservation Lands. The National Conservation Lands are the premier protected lands and waterways managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Rules for bicycle access on these special lands … read more

05.23.14

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Business, Tribal, and Conservation Groups Partner on Stewardship Event

May 22, 2014—  On a blustery, spring day outside of the Eastern Sierra California town of Bridgeport, employees from Patagonia’s Reno, NV Service Center, the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership, and the Bridgeport Indian Colony teamed up to clean up an old shooting range. The Bridgeport Indian Colony manages a cemetery … read more

05.23.14

Organ Mountians-Desert Peaks

“IT’S HAPPENING!!! Please help us celebrate!”

Happy Friday, and what a week! On Monday, May 19, Obama Administration officials announced the President’s intention to designate a new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument—and he signed the proclamation on Wednesday, May 21.  Today there is a big local celebration in Las Cruces, NM, with a host of Department … read more

05.19.14

Rockhouse and Organ Mountains under milkyway - credit Wayne Suggs

Success! Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument designation announced

The Obama Administration today announced their plans to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The addition of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument to the National Conservation Lands protects the crossroads of New Mexican and American history, and is an … read more