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06.23.15

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

06.17.15

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

06.4.15

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

05.29.15

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

05.12.15

“The work has to be done, and I want to do it…”

In late March, a restoration partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a California Conservation Corps made up of 12 military veterans, California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild), Edison International, and CLF completed a restoration project on the Black Mountain Wilderness, part of the National Conservation Lands near Barstow, CA. We … read more

04.23.15

4 Reasons Nevada’s Basin and Range Matters

Author John McPhee once wrote, “If you want to see something happening right now that happened here two hundred million years ago, you can see it all in Nevada.” The Garden and Coal Valleys of east central Nevada – also known as Basin and Range – are a great example of … read more

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