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11.8.16

Connecting Local Communities To An Unknown Backyard

Throughout the month of October, Friends and partners in the California Desert hosted National Park Service Centennial events to celebrate 100 years of America’s iconic public lands, including some of the newest additions to the National Conservation Lands – the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments. These events … read more

11.5.16

We support elevating Native American voices, including those at Standing Rock

The Conservation Lands Foundation was founded to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands. To achieve that mission, we focus our efforts on lands that are part of, or should someday be part of, this 35 million-acre system—managed by the Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the American … read more

10.27.16

Down by the Río: veterans, young people join forces for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

Young military veterans, volunteers and staff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently welcomed 37 high school students to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument to collaborate on a unique stewardship project and field trip. Together they planted approximately 30 cottonwood trees and more than 500 milkweeds plants … read more

10.17.16

Celebrating our Public Lands (and green chile!)

Residents of Las Cruces, New Mexico can talk all day about our main agricultural crop, green chile.  We eat it on our hamburgers, add it to our breakfast, and even eat it on ice cream.  Our restaurants have green chile in almost every dish, bloody Mary drinks are made with … read more

10.11.16

Aaron Lowden, Ancestral Lands Program, speaks at 2016 Friends Rendezvous

In the video below, Aaron Lowden, Program Coordinator for Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands Program, speaks about his connection to his Acoma homeland and the public lands he helps restore. Aaron was a key presenter at the Conservation Lands Foundation’s “Friends Rendezvous,” an annual gathering of non-profit conservation organizations around the west working to … read more

09.19.16

Partnering with the Ancestral Lands Program

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) staff is proud to announce that our first restoration partnership project with Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands Program will be underway Sept. 19 – 29. A conservation corps made up of five young people from Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico will be doing habitat restoration and … read more

09.14.16

NEWS RELEASE: Balanced California Desert Management Plan Promotes Renewable Energy While Permanently Protecting Key Landscapes

New California Desert Conservation Lands ensure the public can continue to explore and experience the best of the unspoiled California Desert Palm Desert, Calif. (September 14, 2016) — The Conservation Lands Foundation praised the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) today. … read more

08.29.16

Celebrating and Reflecting on America’s National Parks

What a birthday it has been. On Wednesday, August 24, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, President Obama designated what may be the wildest remaining land east of the Mississippi River as Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. This designation will permanently protect significant natural, scientific, … read more

08.12.16

Ready, set, …RMP!

Inspiring people to stay involved in the development of a Resource Management Plan (RMP) can be one of the toughest—and most important—undertakings for conservation groups in the Friends Grassroots Network. Staff and volunteers with the Western Slope Conservation Center recently organized an RMP Info + Action Meeting in Paonia, CO, … read more

08.7.16

Ancestral Lands Program Season Celebration

Nothing beats a mid-summer celebration—especially when it involves homemade food, a gathering of friends, and recognition for great work in the community and far beyond. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps—a program of Conservation Legacy and Southwest Conservation Corps that provides job training, employment and conservation exposure for Native American youth, primarily from the southwest—held just … read more