Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


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

Adventuring in the Amargosa: Working to Protect a Stunning California Region

  On January 20, 2015 Patrick Donnelly, Executive Director of the Amargosa Conservancy and Sam Goldman, California Program Director, Conservation Lands Foundation climbed the Ring Peak outside of the village of Shoshone in the BLM’s Nopah Wilderness. Patrick wrote this post describing their sunrise ascent. Many areas of the region … read more



Amendments 166 and 132 attacking public lands Fail to Pass Senate

Today the U.S. Senate stood up for America’s public lands by defeating two proposals that would have been devastating to our public lands, putting millions of acres of land at risk for oil drilling and development.  Congratulations and thanks to everyone in the Friends Grassroots Network–and beyond–who voiced their opposition … read more



Amendments attached to the Keystone XL bill attack Public Lands

[The following blog, written by CLF intern and Fort Lewis College student Scott Greenler, offers an overview of amendments attached to the Keystone XL bill, which is before the Senate today. Scott last wrote about BLM’s “Planning 2.0″ for this blog, and we look forward to having more of his … read more



Senate to Vote on Stripping Protections for 6 Million Acres of WSAs

Today the Senate will vote on Amendment 166 which would strip protections for 6 million acres of Wilderness Study Areas- ultimately removing these protected units from the National Conservation Lands. Below is a fact sheet on the Amendment. Please call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Amendment … read more


Elk on the Rio Grande, NM

Ideas that Endure… and keep us going

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. The early 1960s U.S. civil rights movement, led by Martin … read more



From Military Service to Green Service: A Partnership to Conserve, Protect and Restore National Conservation Lands

The Conservation Lands Foundation is excited to announce that Edison International has made a generous $35,000 grant to the Foundation that will provide conservation corps jobs for young military veterans and result in much-needed restoration to a wilderness area in southern California, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and … read more


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“We salute your work to protect the places we play!”

CLIF Bar, makers of trail and energy bars, has produced a 2015 corporate calendar—with a nice twist. The calendar is comprised of scenic postcards for people to mail to friends, far and wide. One of them, however, is a pre-addressed, pre-stamped card with a heartfelt message to Interior Secretary Sally … read more


browns canyon public meeting, overflow

Public Meeting on Browns Canyon Shows Broad Support For Protection

On the afternoon of December 6, an unseasonably warm and still Saturday in Salida, Colorado, the Salida SteamPlant Theater was absolutely packed with supporters for a new Browns Canyon National Monument. First the main meeting room filled up, then the overflow room (pictured above), with mostly area locals and other … read more



#GivingTuesday was great and we have the rest of the #MonthToMatch!

We truly felt the #GivingTuesday love on December 2nd! With the support of our generous donors, we raised 40% toward our $15,000 goal in just one day! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Crowdrise Fundraiser on #GivingTuesday – the clock is ticking and we have 27 days to raise the … read more



#GivingTuesday: Your Chance to Help the National Conservation Lands

The clock is ticking and every dollar counts – we have until December 31st to raise $15,000 and we’re kicking off a month-long CrowdRise Fundraiser on December 2nd – #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is such an awesome day because it’s the one day the entire world rallies to give back. After Black Friday … read more