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09.30.14

Snow, Cold Temps at National Public Lands Day Event in California’s Bodie Hills

National Public Lands Day Events took place throughout the National Conservation Lands around the country on Saturday, September 27th, but one event greeted volunteers with snow.  In the Bodie Hills in Eastern California, a coalition of organizations including Friends of the Inyo, California State Parks, the Bodie Foundation, and the … read more

09.26.14

“Planning 2.0″ at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

by Scott Greenler The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun a process to redesign much of its approach to land management planning in order to become a more effective agency overall. While still in early stages of discussion and development, BLM staff are referring to it as “Planning 2.0.” The BLM is … read more

09.23.14

Big day for the California Desert

Today, Secretary Jewell announced a broad based plan for the protection of millions of acres of public lands as part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The BLM was mandated by Congress in the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands bill to add all lands already managed for conservation to the National … read more

09.19.14

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Anniversary

This beautiful photograph, captured by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee Bob Wick, is a perfect introduction to southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument–the first and largest monument officially added to the National Conservation Lands.  And it’s time to wish it happy birthday! September 18th marks the anniversary of President … read more

09.16.14

King Range Organizations Form Alliance

Four organizations that have worked for decades to protect the King Range National Conservation Area have formed a new partnership–the King Range Alliance–that will result in better care for the region and better coordination between organizations. The King Range National Conservation Area is home to the largest stretch of undeveloped coast … read more

09.12.14

Thanks RBC Capital Markets – For Supporting Conservation

We wish to extend a hearty thank you to executives with RBC Capital Markets–who recently hosted an informational breakfast in Albuquerque for business leaders to learn more about the Conservation Lands Foundation’s efforts to put veterans and youth conservation corps to work improving the National Conservation Lands. Representatives with the … read more

09.8.14

Youth Corps Partnership: Taming Russian olive and Tamarisk on the Colorado River

Invasive plant species such as tamarisk—a shrub that guzzles water, degrades habitat and soil, and blocks human and wildlife access to the rivers it infests—may never be completely eliminated from the Colorado River watershed. But on a wildly popular 25-mile stretch in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, persistent efforts have … read more

08.28.14

Conservation Lands Foundation, Partners Tour Coast Dairies

Conservation Lands Foundation staff joined partner Sempervirens Fund, California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, and staff from Senator Boxer’s California and DC offices on a tour of California’s magnificent Coast Dairies properties north of Santa Cruz. The tour started at Molino Creek with a discussion of potential public access up … read more

08.11.14

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE

August 11, 2014 THE POSITION IS NOW CLOSED The Conservation Lands Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.  The Conservation Associate will work with Conservation Lands Foundation staff and diverse partners to advance efforts to expand the National Conservation Lands through legislative or executive designations. Through … read more

08.7.14

Friends Groups Voice Concerns Over Lack of BLM Employees Dedicated to National Conservation Lands

Last week, forty-three members of the Friends Grassroots Network (FGN) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leaders in Washington, D.C. expressing concern over the decreasing amount of staff resources allocated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the National Conservation Lands. The letter was followed by a call between … read more