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


Big Policy Win for National Conservation Lands

You may have missed it in the news, but last week Friends of Ironwood Forest scored a major victory when the BLM announced it would ban recreational shooting in Ironwood Forest National Monument.  The decision was hailed as commonsense, laudable example of good management by the BLM.  Advocates in Tucson, Marana and … read more


Volunteers at Ironwood Forest face danger from recreational shooting

The following is a report from a member of our Friends Group Network, Lasha Brown, Executive Director, Friends of Ironwood Forest. On Saturday, December 10th, a small, but dedicated group of volunteers joined together to pull buffelgrass at El Cerrito Represso in the southern portion of Ironwood Forest National Monument. … read more


Get outside and volunteer: National Public Lands Day is Sept 24

This year, National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2011. While many supporters of the National Conservation Lands already volunteer throughout the year, this day provides a high profile opportunity to get others involved in conservation stewardship projects. More than 1,900 events are scheduled across the country, including several in the National … read more


Ironwood Forest National Monument & Friends Featured in Tucson Living

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Local Volunteers will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Ironwood Forest

          June 4, 2010   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Gary Kozel, Conservation Lands Foundation, 202-412-1044 Lahsha Brown, Executive Director, Friends of Ironwood Forest, 520-256-7884   Local Volunteers will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Ironwood Forest Congressman Grijalva and Noted Author to Take Part in Celebration TUCSON- … read more


Volunteer Efforts at Ironwood Forest National Monument Give Hope Against Buffelgrass

“Save the Watermans” campaign organizer John Scheuring and the Friends of Ironwood Forest receive the Bureau of Land Management’s “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award. This project has nearly eradicated buffelgrass from the Waterman Mountains following a concerted three-year effort aimed at completely controlling the species in this area by … read more