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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

01.10.17

Celebrating Bears Ears National Monument

On Saturday, January 7, tribal leaders and members joined grassroots activists and local residents from the Four Corners region to celebrate the historic Bears Ears National Monument, designated on December 28. The event was held in Monument Valley, Utah, and was attended by members of the Friends Grassroots Network–including representatives from Friends … read more

12.28.16

Obama Protects Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments!

On December 28th, President Barack Obama designated two new national monuments–Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Both national monuments will continue to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Conservation Lands–more than 36 million acres of public lands, … read more

12.21.16

Henderson, NV gives commendation to veterans, young people working at Sloan Canyon

The Mayor and City Council of Henderson, Nevada presented a special commendation to military veterans and young people who are part of the Conservation Lands Foundation’s “From Military Service to Green Service” program–a partnership that employs veterans and young people to restore habitat, improve access and protect cultural resources at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, … read more

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