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08.22.17

Don’t Close 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

07.31.17

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

07.6.17

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

06.30.17

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

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