Youth Guest Blog: Protecting Our Colorful Colorado Landscape For Future Generations

This guest youth blog is by Alexia Sanchez, a 9th grade student at Centauri High School in Southern Colorado’s Conejos County. Alexia enjoys playing soccer and reading when she is not busy writing blogs or exploring historic sites in her “backyard.”  Humans have been in the San Luis Valley for … read more


BLM Selects Director for National Conservation Lands

The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomes the announcement of Kristin Bail as the new director of the National Conservation Lands. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze announced the selection Thursday. Bail is currently the Forest Supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service in North Carolina, and has also previously held … read more


Yampa River Awareness Project, v.2015

Back in the winter of 2006-7, a group of Yampa River advocates got together with aspirations to produce a documentary film about this great river in northwest Colorado—to show its unmatched beauty, unique natural attributes, and the various water projects and proposals that could impact it. They were successful in … read more


Artists on the Escalante

Changing light, solitude, natural sounds, stunning scenery. Four selected artists will experience all this, and more, when they take a horse pack-supported trip this fall down southern Utah’s Escalante River to paint the beauty of the Escalante River Canyon. The Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, and the Canyon Country Chapter … read more


New Basin and Range National Monument to Protect Uniquely American Landscape, Art and Heritage

Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Conservation Lands Foundation Praise Basin and Range National Monument Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, July 10, 2015)—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Conservation Lands Foundation applaud President Obama’s designation of the Basin and Range National Monument in central … read more


Visual Identity for the National Conservation Lands & the 15th Anniversary Kickoff

On June 19-20 the BLM and Interior Department kicked off a celebration of the National Conservation Lands’ 15th Anniversary at California’s King Range National Conservation Area–the first Congressionally designated conservation area under BLM management. Secretary Sally Jewell, former Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Assistant Secretary Janice Schneider, BLM Director Neil Kornze and … read more


Trip Journal: The Lost Coast Trail

A sea of bright blue sea creatures blanket the sand as we rise over the ridge and arrive at the beach. These Vellela Vellela’s, which have been washing ashore in the millions, are a surprising first encounter on a trail that would be our home for the next four days. These … read more


Non-native plant removal project begins in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A spike camp, trucks and tools, and at least 16 pairs of work boots are hitting the ground this week in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument—when the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps begins a 12-day native plant restoration project along the Rio Grande corridor and campgrounds in the monument’s Orilla … read more


A Blue Water Day: Thank you RBC for supporting conservation

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends a big thank you to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees around the world who took time out to celebrate RBC Blue Water Day on Thursday, June 4. It’s a day when RBC employees head out to their communities for volunteer projects, invite non-profit partners around … read more


A Day on the Dolores

Going out to the wild places we love is one of best ways to help us keep the faith, hang tough, stay committed… for what can be difficult and grinding campaigns to protect them for the long-term. A few weeks ago, a group of 17 supporters of the Dolores River Boating Advocates did … read more