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Friends Rendezvous Success Stories

Success Stories from the Friends Grassroots Network

Forty-one people played a round of “speed success stories” last night at the Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous – an annual gathering hosted by the Conservation Lands Foundation that is taking place this weekend in Las Cruces, NM. Passing a microphone around the room, people had 90 seconds to describe their … read more


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The #FriendsRendezvous is in #LasCruces, celebrating the #NationalConservationLands

Las Cruces Bound! Friday evening, March 13,  marks the start of the seventh annual Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous, a gathering of people from many walks of life who care about the National Conservation Lands SO MUCH that they get together… to share a weekend of learning about policy, advocacy, grassroots … read more


A walk in the monument, photo, Chris McLaughlin

A National Monument Turns One

Community Advocates Deserve Thanks in Act of Democracy Today we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the expansion of the California Coastal National Monument at Point Arena-Stornetta in Mendocino County, California. This first on-shore addition of the monument of rocks and islands that stretch from the Mexico border to the Oregon border, … read more


Hiking in the Nopah Wilderness. Proposed National Conservation Lands surround this peak.

Statement from the Conservation Lands Foundation on Today’s DRECP Announcement

For Immediate Release March 10, 2015 Contact:  Sam Goldman, California Program Director, (415) 669-4531  Change in process could move forward important conservation actions and bring clarity to desert planning  SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 10, 2015) – The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed today’s decision from California and Federal agency planners … read more


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Running for Joy! Let’s celebrate Colorado’s newest National Monument

The Conservation Lands Foundation, headquartered in Durango, Colo., is looking for RUNNERS. We need you to help us celebrate President Obama’s designation of a new national monument! On February 20, 2015, the President designated over 21,000 beautiful acres in central Colorado and a stretch of the Arkansas River as the new … read more



Michael Scott, Hewlett Foundation, Inspires This Year’s Rendezvous

Michael Scott, Hewlett Foundation, Addresses Power of Activism  As the California Director, I was especially excited to learn that Michael Scott from the Hewlett Foundation, who has a long history with conservation in the state, would be our keynote speaker at the 2015 Friends Rendezvous.  Last night he lit up the room. … read more


Male sage-grouse. US Fish & Wildlife Service Photo.

Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration In California’s Bodie Hills

Thanks to Jeff Hunter from the Bodie Hill Conservation Partnership for this guest blog post. Keep up the great work in the Eastern Sierra!     In Eastern California, where the Sierra Nevada Range meets the Great Basin lies the Bodie Hills. Here, in ancient hills formed by fire and … read more



Job Opening: Development Assistant

Position Title: Development Assistant (part-time) Location: Durango, CO Position Reports to: Associate Director for Development Close date: March 31, 2015 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Conservation Lands Foundation is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Bozeman and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation … read more



Obama Designates Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to permanently protect Browns Canyon in Colorado, along with the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii and Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood, as national monuments. These national monuments will permanently protect a diversity of lands and waters that … read more



Leaders across the California Desert Unified in Call for Strong Desert Planning

For immediate release February 19, 2015 Contact: Sam Goldman, California Program Director 415-669-4531 Rare Bipartisan Effort highlights need to prioritize conservation and minimize impact on neighborhoods in DRECP planning process San Bernardino County, CA – A letter signed by a diverse cross section of 40 desert community leaders and … read more