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05.5.14

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

03.26.14

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

11.18.13

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

10.28.13

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

06.19.13

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

05.18.12

Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Dedication of Fort Ord National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​​ Media Contact: Brian O’Donnell, 970-903-0276; Brian@conservationlands.org 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

04.20.12

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; Brian@conservationlands.org Meghan Kissell, Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, 571-643-3526; Meghan@conservationlands.org 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

01.17.12

Amazing show of support for a Fort Ord National Monument

It’s wonderful to see a community come together to support an area they love, and that’s what happened last week in Marina, California. Nearly 200 people came out to a public meeting with Secretary Salazar to express their support for protecting the public lands at Fort Ord managed by the … read more