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


Happy 3rd Anniversary, Fort Ord National Monument!

Fort Ord National Monument turned 3 today. Since April 20, 2012, when President Obama designated this former Army base near Monterey, Calif. as a national monument, it has proven that protected public lands can boost business, achieve conservation goals, honor our military history and even, (take a deep breath), bring mountain bikers … read more


Thank You Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Supporting Fort Ord

Thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E), there will be a special event celebrating National Public Lands Day and Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 25 at Fort Ord National Monument, near Monterey, CA. Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently provided a grant to the Conservation Lands … read more


Fort Ord and the Sea Otter Classic: National Conservation Lands Are Good For Business

In what kind of utopian fantasy-world do business, conservation, mountain bike and equestrian interests not only coexist but prosper? How about at Fort Ord, the former Army base-turned-National-Monument on California’s central coast? On April 20, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to designate Fort Ord National Monument. The proclamation stated, in … read more


H.R. 1459 – The “Preventing New Parks” Bill, Up For House Vote Today

Today, a vote for the “Preventing New Parks” bill, (H.R. 1459) stands as a direct assault on our National Parks, National Monuments and public lands conservation heritage. H.R. 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act or “EPIC,” spells just that—an epic fail for protecting our … read more


PG&E Partners for Conservation at Fort Ord National Monument

A beautiful fall day greeted over 175 volunteers at Fort Ord National Monument in Monterey County, California on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The event was in celebration of Make A Difference Day, National Public Lands Day and a volunteer day for faculty and staff at California State Monterey Bay. PG&E … read more


California Friends Assess Implementation of 5-Year Strategic Plan for National Conservation Lands

At the 2013 Friends Rendezvous, organizations from across the West gathered at the annual conference of friends groups that work on protecting the National Conservation Lands. Representatives from a dozen organizations in California were well represented and met to discuss the first year of the implementation of the important policy document. … read more


The National Conservation Lands Celebrate 13 Years — Toot!

Horns toot across America today for the National Conservation Lands, which celebrate 13 years from when they were established under one management system in 2000. It’s amazing what can happen in 13 years. A child turns into a teenager. The cicada squirms from the earth to sing for a mate. … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Dedication of Fort Ord National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​​ Media Contact: Brian O’Donnell, 970-903-0276; Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Dedication of Fort Ord National Monument WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2012) – As Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar prepares to visit Monterey, California tomorrow for the official dedication of the Fort Ord National Monument, the Conservation … read more


Veterans, Business Leaders and Conservationists Praise Obama’s National Monument Proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Brian O’Donnell, Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, 970-903-0276; Meghan Kissell, Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, 571-643-3526; Veterans, Business Leaders and Conservationists Praise Obama’s National Monument Proclamation Fort Ord Soldiers National Monument will honor military history, protect open space, and aid local economy WASHINGTON, DC … read more