Conservation Lands Foundation Blog

12.9.16

CLF Statement on Interior Secretary Nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke

Durango, Colo. (December 14, 2016) – Today President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce Representative Ryan Zinke as his pick to lead the Department of the Interior—the agency charged with managing America’s natural and cultural resources and overseeing several major land management agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the National … read more

12.8.16

CLF Statement On Senator Harry Reid’s Historic Contributions To Conservation

Las Vegas, Nev. (December 8, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) hailed Senator Harry Reid’s historic contributions to wildlife and land conservation in America following the Senator’s farewell address to the chamber today. The group cited the Senator’s dedication and legislative acumen over his long career in public service, … read more

12.5.16

Edison International is CLF’s Corporate Partner of the Year

The staff and board members of the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) are pleased to announce Edison International as our 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year. Douglas Bauder, Vice President, Operational Services, Chief Procurement Officer, accepted the award at a special dinner November 16 in Palm Springs, California. The award, given for the first time this … read more

12.1.16

CLF Welcomes New California Program Director, Announces New Position

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce that Elyane Stefanick has joined our team as California Program Director. Elyane is a seasoned foundation expert, coming most recently from the Hewlett Foundation and Arabella Advisors.  She is committed to grassroots organizations and has already proven to be a valuable member of the … read more

11.21.16

A Message From Conservation Lands Foundation Executive Director Brian O’Donnell

I wanted to share with you, my friends and colleagues, that I have let the Conservation Lands Foundation Board of Directors know that I will be stepping down as Executive Director of CLF at the end of January. I have had the incredible privilege of working for CLF for nearly a … read more

11.21.16

CLF Job Announcement: Executive Director

Position Title: Executive Director Location: Durango, CO Position reports to: Board of Directors GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Bozeman, Las Cruces, Joshua Tree, and Washington, DC.  The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in … read more

11.8.16

Connecting Local Communities To An Unknown Backyard

Throughout the month of October, Friends and partners in the California Desert hosted National Park Service Centennial events to celebrate 100 years of America’s iconic public lands, including some of the newest additions to the National Conservation Lands – the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments. These events … read more

11.5.16

Secretary Sally Jewell emerges from a teepee after meeting with tribal elders in the Bears Ears region of Utah

We support elevating Native American voices, including those at Standing Rock

The Conservation Lands Foundation was founded to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands. To achieve that mission, we focus our efforts on lands that are part of, or should someday be part of, this 35 million-acre system—managed by the Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the American … read more

10.27.16

Down by the Río: veterans, young people join forces for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

Young military veterans, volunteers and staff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently welcomed 37 high school students to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument to collaborate on a unique stewardship project and field trip. Together they planted approximately 30 cottonwood trees and more than 500 milkweeds plants … read more

10.17.16

Celebrating our Public Lands (and green chile!)

Residents of Las Cruces, New Mexico can talk all day about our main agricultural crop, green chile.  We eat it on our hamburgers, add it to our breakfast, and even eat it on ice cream.  Our restaurants have green chile in almost every dish, bloody Mary drinks are made with … read more