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04.20.15

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Fort Ord National Monument!

Fort Ord National Monument turned 3 today. Since April 20, 2012, when President Obama designated this former Army base near Monterey, Calif. as a national monument, it has proven that protected public lands can boost business, achieve conservation goals, honor our military history and even, (take a deep breath), bring mountain bikers … read more

03.26.15

Veterans Conservation Corps begins work in Black Mountain Wilderness desert habitat

On March 24, a group of ten military veterans who are part of the California Conservation Corps began orientation class to prepare for a restoration project taking place in the Black Mountain Wilderness, near Barstow CA – part of BLM’s National Conservation Lands. A day later, boots hit the ground … read more

03.23.15

From Military Service to Green Service: coming to the Black Mountain Wilderness, CA

A 10-member all-veterans conservation corps is kicking off of a two-week project March 24 to restore wildlife habitat and improve signage within the Black Mountain Wilderness near Barstow, CA, thanks to a grant from Edison International made to the Conservation Lands Foundation. In addition to improving wildlife habitat and enhancing visitors’ … read more

03.14.15

Moving up the pyramid – Engagement Organizing

Once someone is introduced to your organization – perhaps they attended an event, signed up for your email, maybe even sent you a contribution – what’s your next step? If your sign-up list sits in a desk drawer until you find time to enter contact information into your database (if … read more

03.12.15

The #FriendsRendezvous is in #LasCruces, celebrating the #NationalConservationLands

Las Cruces Bound! Friday evening, March 13,  marks the start of the seventh annual Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous, a gathering of people from many walks of life who care about the National Conservation Lands SO MUCH that they get together… to share a weekend of learning about policy, advocacy, grassroots … read more

02.5.15

Adventuring in the Amargosa: Working to Protect a Stunning California Region

  On January 20, 2015 Patrick Donnelly, Executive Director of the Amargosa Conservancy and Sam Goldman, California Program Director, Conservation Lands Foundation climbed the Ring Peak outside of the village of Shoshone in the BLM’s Nopah Wilderness. Patrick wrote this post describing their sunrise ascent. Many areas of the region … read more

01.28.15

Amendments 166 and 132 attacking public lands Fail to Pass Senate

Today the U.S. Senate stood up for America’s public lands by defeating two proposals that would have been devastating to our public lands, putting millions of acres of land at risk for oil drilling and development.  Congratulations and thanks to everyone in the Friends Grassroots Network–and beyond–who voiced their opposition … read more

01.28.15

Amendments attached to the Keystone XL bill attack Public Lands

[The following blog, written by CLF intern and Fort Lewis College student Scott Greenler, offers an overview of amendments attached to the Keystone XL bill, which is before the Senate today. Scott last wrote about BLM’s “Planning 2.0″ for this blog, and we look forward to having more of his … read more

01.15.15

From Military Service to Green Service: A Partnership to Conserve, Protect and Restore National Conservation Lands

The Conservation Lands Foundation is excited to announce that Edison International has made a generous $35,000 grant to the Foundation that will provide conservation corps jobs for young military veterans and result in much-needed restoration to a wilderness area in southern California, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and … read more

11.24.14

#GivingTuesday: Your Chance to Help the National Conservation Lands

The clock is ticking and every dollar counts – we have until December 31st to raise $15,000 and we’re kicking off a month-long CrowdRise Fundraiser on December 2nd – #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is such an awesome day because it’s the one day the entire world rallies to give back. After Black Friday … read more