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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

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

01.10.17

Celebrating Bears Ears National Monument

On Saturday, January 7, tribal leaders and members joined grassroots activists and local residents from the Four Corners region to celebrate the historic Bears Ears National Monument, designated on December 28. The event was held in Monument Valley, Utah, and was attended by members of the Friends Grassroots Network–including representatives from Friends … read more

12.28.16

Obama Protects Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments!

On December 28th, President Barack Obama designated two new national monuments–Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Both national monuments will continue to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Conservation Lands–more than 36 million acres of public lands, … 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

07.29.16

Bears Ears Public Meeting A Resounding Success

Blog and all photos by CLF intern Jake Glassman. A public meeting with Obama Administration officials in Bluff, Utah on July 16th marked a huge milestone in the campaign to protect the Bears Ears region of that state as a national monument. The 1.9 million acre area known as the … read more

07.15.16

Conservation Lands Foundation Calls For Bears Ears National Monument designation

President has opportunity to protect most significant, yet unprotected, cultural landscape in America   Durango, CO (July 15, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership in creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy and learn from our country’s natural and cultural treasures and … read more

07.15.16

New Utah Public Lands Initiative Merely a Dressed Up Version of the Same Bad Bill

  CONTACT: Scott Groene, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 435-259-7049 Bill Hedden, Grand Canyon Trust, 435-259-5284 Scott Miller, The Wilderness Society, 303-468-1961 Jake Thompson, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202-289-2387 Jonathon Berman, Sierra Club, 202-495-3033 David Nimkin, National Parks Conservation Association, 801-518-1270 Ryan Bidwell, Conservation Lands Foundation, 970-946-0506 July 14, 2016 Today, … read more

04.19.16

CLF encouraged by Secretary Jewell’s “course correction” speech outlining strong conservation vision

by Brian O’Donnell, CLF Executive Director A breath of fresh air came out of Washington today in the form of a speech by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Jewell called for a “course correction” in conservation and outlined a bold agenda for parks and public lands. Among the highlights of the … read more

02.17.16

Guest Blog: Why the Public Lands Initiative (PLI) failed American Indians in San Juan County

This op-ed by Willie Grayeyes, chairman of Utah Diné Bikéyah, was originally published on Feb. 15, 2016 in the Salt Lake Tribune. The op-ed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (“PLI gives tribes more of what they want in Bears Ears,” Feb. 7) demonstrated exactly why Native Americans have been failed by … read more