Veterans and Volunteers: celebrating together

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area continues to reap the benefits of the hard work and commitment of a Veterans Conservation Corps—five young military veterans who are employed as part of a unique three-month partnership to improve trails, protect cultural resources, enhance habitat, and work with volunteers from the community to make … read more


End-of-Summer job report: tree caretakers on the Missouri River

Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more


PG & E volunteers lend muscle to Cotoni-Coast Dairies project

Pulaskis and rakes were the tools of choice used by volunteers, youth “eco-stewards,” and a 12-member California Conservation Corps made up of military veterans–as they worked together to build the first hiking trail at Cotoni-Coast Dairies, 5,800 acres of coastal wildlands north of Santa Cruz, CA.  They are part of a partnership called “From … read more


Veterans Conservation Corps begins work in Nevada’s Sloan Canyon NCA

On September 26 in Henderson, Nevada, five Veterans Conservation Corps members were joined by community volunteers, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Councilwoman Debra March, NV Energy Vice President for Government and Community Relations Judy Stokey and representatives from partnering organizations to launch the “From Military Service to Green Service” partnership at Sloan … read more


Adventures Through Alaska’s Western Arctic

Gazing across the horizon I pick out a mountain that doesn’t look too far away to hike. From our campsite, the view a few miles across the tundra to the rocky ridge looks unimpeded and smooth—we’re above the Arctic tree line after all. It should be an easy trek to … read more


NV Energy Foundation Supports “From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Sloan Canyon”

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce that a generous $75,000 grant from NV Energy Foundation will provide paid employment to an all-military Veterans Conservation Corps to restore habitat, build and improve recreational trails, and train volunteers to be long-term “trail stewards.” The work will take place over three … read more


CLF Statement on White House Launch of Every Kid In A Park Initiative

National Conservation Lands Site Chosen For Official Launch Event   Durango, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2015)—The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded the launch today of the Every Kid in a Park initiative to encourage young people to explore America’s parks and public lands. The goal of the initiative is to encourage all … read more


Guest Blog: Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat in California’s Bodie Hills

Victoria Thorpe is completing her Master’s in Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and is a certified wildland firefighter who has worked on projects as diverse as developing paddle trails in a coastal community, testing water quality and tracking radio-collared white-tailed deer. She can now add restoring … 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