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08.21.17

For Veterans in California, Restoring Public Lands Offers a New Career Path

By Ryan Sharrow I grew up in the California Desert, spending my childhood in Hesperia and high school years in Needles.  When I joined the Army I spent time in some very different landscapes – Georgia, and Alaska for mountaineering school.  That is where I began to love the outdoors. … read more

07.6.17

Hands-on at Sand to Snow National Monument

A team of young military veterans who are part of the California Conservation Corps recently completed a three-week restoration project in Sand to Snow National Monument in San Bernardino County, California. This 154,000-­acre National Monument—one of the nation’s most recently designated and newest additions to the National Conservation Lands—is an … read more

06.30.17

The Women Behind Monuments – Part 3 In A Series: Henrietta Stern

Name: Henrietta Stern City, State: Pacific Grove, CA  (Monterey County) Position: Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends What monument were you involved with? Fort Ord National Monument Why did you get involved? I love the Fort Ord trails and originally got involved … read more

06.20.17

Conservation Organizations Call for Protection of Western Arctic

CONTACT: Sean Trambley Cell: 925-250-3174 Email: sean@fcpcommunications.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska (June 20, 2017)–Today, thirteen organizations sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging continued protection of the Western Arctic. The letter highlights the groups’ opposition to changing the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan to diminish current … read more

05.31.17

Zinke dismisses balanced plan, instead promotes reckless drilling in Western Arctic

Today’s Secretarial Order prioritizes drilling in sensitive caribou calving grounds and migratory bird sanctuaries WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017)—Earlier today, at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association Conference, the Secretary of Interior signed Secretarial Order (S.O.) 3352. The S.O. attempts to open over 11 million acres of fragile habitat to … read more

04.26.17

Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

04.12.17

The Community Turns Out for Rio Grande del Norte

A festive crowd of about 200 people gathered recently to celebrate the 4th anniversary of New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The celebration took place at Taos Mesa Brewing, located near the famous Highway 64 bridge over Rio Grande Gorge. Taos Peublo Governor Ruben Romero (photo, below), Senator Tom … read more

03.31.17

Women Behind Monuments – Part 1

Name: Danielle Segura City, State: Joshua Tree, Calif. Position: Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust, www.mdlt.org   What monument(s) were you involved with? Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains National Monuments, California Why did you get involved? To further protect special places in the California Desert for future generations. What … read more

03.23.17

Groups join forces to defend the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE, UT (March 24, 2017) – Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU), the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) and The Wilderness Society (TWS) filed a motion to intervene in the Washington County, Utah appeal of the Final Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas … read more

02.20.17

Outdoor Industry Sides With Public Lands; Outdoor Retailer Show To Leave Utah After 20 Years

UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more