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04.4.16

What is Planning 2.0? Opportunities to learn more

Attention policy and planning nerds: (and we say that because we love this stuff!)  Two up-coming webinars can help you learn more about BLM’s proposed planning rule—part of their ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative aimed at improving the land management planning process. Both are free, but require you to pre-register.   1) BLM … read more

03.30.16

Guest Blog: National Conservation Areas Offer a Vision for Colorado’s Grand Valley

Having grown-up in the southeast, surrounded by mostly private land or pay-to-play recreation opportunities, I can vividly remember the first time I rode Rustler’s, Mary’s Loop, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s Loop back in 2008. Those springtime pedal strokes ushered in more than just miles of smiles. They brought with them … read more

03.16.16

Choosing Service: Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps

The Conservation Lands Foundation stands in grateful awe of the more than 100 people who donated online to our crowdrise campaign called “Service Not Seizure.” The campaign was a rebuke of the Bundy family and other militants’ illegal seizure of public lands in Oregon and instead, invited people to donate … read more

03.11.16

Home for Art: Basin & Range National Monument

Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument has always been a home for art. The monument–which President Obama designated just last summer using the Antiquities Act–surrounds artist Michael Heizer’s mile-long land art project City. But Basin and Range has also inspired other artists. One artist, Checko Salgado, was inspired to start an organization called … read more

03.7.16

Want To Know About Planning 2.0? A Modern Process for Public Lands Planning

A few weeks ago, the BLM announced a next major step in redesigning the planning process for America’s public lands for the modern era. They are calling this initiative “Planning 2.0.” This initiative aims to make the planning process for the use and management of public lands more collaborative, transparent, … read more

02.24.16

CLF Contributes to Patagonia’s Book “Tools for Grassroots Activists”

Patagonia, the well-known outdoor gear and clothing company, has just released a new book, Tools for Grassroots Activists. The book captures an accumulation of knowledge and best practices from Patagonia’s long-standing Tools Conference. The conference, which has been around for over 20 years, provides training and collaboration opportunities for environmental … read more

02.17.16

Guest Blog: Why the Public Lands Initiative (PLI) failed American Indians in San Juan County

This op-ed by Willie Grayeyes, chairman of Utah Diné Bikéyah, was originally published on Feb. 15, 2016 in the Salt Lake Tribune. The op-ed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (“PLI gives tribes more of what they want in Bears Ears,” Feb. 7) demonstrated exactly why Native Americans have been failed by … read more

02.11.16

New Desert Monuments Protect Heritage, Open Space With Balanced Approach To Conservation

(February 11, 2016) JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed today’s announcement that President Obama intends to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments in the California desert. “The California desert is a remarkable area with one of the most diverse landscapes in … read more

01.18.16

Inspiration… and our intention to see it grow

A year ago, we wrote about the civil rights movement and how the extraordinary leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. also inspired people who came after him—by about a decade—to pursue environmental justice, protect the natural world, and pass laws such the Clean Water Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Wilderness Act and … read more

01.14.16

#ServiceNotSeizure: Support America’s Public Lands

The Bundy family from southern Nevada has been in a decades’ long feud with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the family’s use of public lands for grazing, but the recent militant takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has taken the dispute to a new level. … read more