Statement: Conservation Lands Foundation Praises Rep. Simpson (R-ID) For Introducing Bill To Honor Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus

Durango, Colo. (November 2, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation is praising Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) for introducing H.R. 4134, to redesignate the White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests in Idaho as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness in honor of the late Idaho governor. Mr. … read more


In Zinke’s America, Corporations Win, People Lose — by Angel Pena

The Trump Administration’s continued attacks on our public lands are an attack on the American way of life—an attack on our shared heritage, our traditions and our values. On Oct. 24, 2017, the National Park Service (NPS), under the direction of Interior Secretary Zinke, announced another proposed sucker punch to … read more


CLF Statement on the passing of former Interior Secretary and founding board member Cecil D. Andrus

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is saddened by news of the passing of Cecil Dale Andrus, Interior Secretary under President Carter and one of the organization’s founding board members. Andrus was born in Hood River, Oregon, on Aug. 25, 1931, and died yesterday, a day before his 86th birthday. “Cecil Andrus … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Statement on National Monuments Review Summary

In response to DOI’s release of its national monument review report summary, the Conservation Lands Foundation’s Executive Director and Board Chair issued the following statements: Brian Sybert, Executive Director:  “Public lands are well-loved by all Americans and should not be turned into a partisan issue. Secretary Zinke has once again … read more


Don’t Change Our Monuments – Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter To Secretary Zinke

Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more


REPORT: People of the Global Majority ONE Summit

The days leading up to the deadline to declare my college major were anxiety producing.  I was hesitant to choose the Environmental Studies (ES) track even though I knew I would be content studying public health, food deserts and ecology for my remaining time at Bates. I struggled to make … read more


Hands-on at Sand to Snow National Monument

A team of young military veterans who are part of the California Conservation Corps recently completed a three-week restoration project in Sand to Snow National Monument in San Bernardino County, California. This 154,000-­acre National Monument—one of the nation’s most recently designated and newest additions to the National Conservation Lands—is an … read more


The Women Behind Monuments – Part 3 In A Series: Henrietta Stern

Name: Henrietta Stern City, State: Pacific Grove, CA  (Monterey County) Position: Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends What monument were you involved with? Fort Ord National Monument Why did you get involved? I love the Fort Ord trails and originally got involved … read more


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


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