A Proud Day For Conservation, And For America: Obama Designates Five National Monuments

Thursday, January 12 was a proud day for conservation, and for America. President Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate five national monuments, including 3 Southern civil rights sites and expansions of two existing national monuments in the West. The three historic sites honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … read more


News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations  

Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist.  His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic.  … read more


Welcoming Stornetta to the National Conservation Lands

With the sun shining off the surf off the California coastline, the entire community of Point Arena, California came out to celebrate the first on-land expansion to the California Coastal National Monument and the newest addition to the National Conservation Lands. The celebration was possible thanks to President Obama responding to … read more


BLM Photographer Bob Wick Highlighted in CBS News Story

Just last week Bob Wick, a Wilderness Specialist with BLM, was featured during CBS nightly news. The story highlighted Wick’s “side job” as a photographer for the BLM in conjunction with the recent addition of the Stornetta Public Lands.  “Bob Wick’s photos do more than describe the new addition to … read more


Massive Support for Protection of Stornetta Public Lands as National Monument

Sometimes big things come in small packages. The tiny coastal hamlet of Point Arena packed their city hall yesterday with 300 supporters of protecting Stornetta Public Lands as the first mainland addition to the California Coastal National Monument. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, joined by Representative Jared Huffman, were treated to an … read more


Interior Secretary Jewell to Hold Public Meeting on CA Coastal National Monument Addition

On Friday, November 8th, 2013, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a public meeting to discuss the community’s vision for the protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. This event is the first public meeting held by Secretary Jewell after a recent and significant speech at the … read more


BLM California Leader of the Coast to Retire

  On Thursday, May 12, 2013, BLM staff and leaders from coastal communities gathered at the Point Arena Lighthouse in Mendocino County, California to thank and honor Herrick (Rick) E. Hanks, the first manager of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) and BLM employee since 1973. He is retiring at the … read more


Congressman Huffman to introduce Bill to Add Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to National Monument

Fast on the heals President Obama’s designation of five new National Monuments last week, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) took advantage of the monument momentum by holding a press conference on Friday in Point Arena, CA where he announced a bill that would add Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to the California Coastal National … read more


Students Protecting the Coast

Last fall, middle school students in Mednocino County in embarked on an interdisciplinary  project to learn more about protecting public lands on California’s North Coast.The students focused on the Stornetta Public Lands and the campaign to include these lands into the California Coastal National Monument. The Stornetta Public Lands have been called … read more