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06.6.17

Conservation Lands Foundation Announces David Feinman As Director of Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2017)—The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has hired David Feinman as Director of Government Affairs. Feinman will be based in Washington, D.C., and will start in the newly created position beginning June 12. The Conservation Lands Foundation has become one of the nation’s most … read more

05.15.17

Happy 10th Anniversary, Conservation Lands Foundation!

By Julie Thibodeau, Senior Director of Operations and one of CLF’s first three staff members. Ten years ago, members of the the Conservation Lands Foundation Board of Directors convened their first meeting. The name of the foundation was a little longer back then – National Conservation System Foundation.  They met at … read more

04.12.17

The Community Turns Out for Rio Grande del Norte

A festive crowd of about 200 people gathered recently to celebrate the 4th anniversary of New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The celebration took place at Taos Mesa Brewing, located near the famous Highway 64 bridge over Rio Grande Gorge. Taos Peublo Governor Ruben Romero (photo, below), Senator Tom … read more

03.1.17

CLF Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Ryan Zinke of Montana as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is the chief steward of our National Parks, National Conservation Lands and other public lands that provide clean water, air and wildlife habitat, … read more

02.20.17

Outdoor Industry Sides With Public Lands; Outdoor Retailer Show To Leave Utah After 20 Years

UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more

02.6.17

Press Release: Cook Bill Shows Bipartisan Cooperation, Commitment to Protecting California Desert

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 6, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation and California Wilderness Coalition commended Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-8, Apple Valley) for his introduction of the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act of 2017. The bill is the House companion to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) California Desert Conservation and … read more

01.23.17

CLF Job Announcement: Senior Director for Development

Position Title: Senior Director for Development Location: Durango, CO Position reports to: Executive Director 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 … read more

01.19.17

Inauguration Day: it’s about affirmation and recommitment

Presidential inaugurations are celebrated with parades, performances and all-night parties.  But an inauguration’s real purpose—and the only element mandated by the U.S. Constitution—is for the new president to stand before all and take a public oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President […and…] preserve, protect and defend the Constitution … read more

01.13.17

A Proud Day For Conservation, And For America: Obama Designates Five National Monuments

Thursday, January 12 was a proud day for conservation, and for America. President Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate five national monuments, including 3 Southern civil rights sites and expansions of two existing national monuments in the West. The three historic sites honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … read more

01.12.17

News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations  

Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist.  His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic.  … read more