Guest Blog: National Conservation Areas Offer a Vision for Colorado’s Grand Valley

Having grown-up in the southeast, surrounded by mostly private land or pay-to-play recreation opportunities, I can vividly remember the first time I rode Rustler’s, Mary’s Loop, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s Loop back in 2008. Those springtime pedal strokes ushered in more than just miles of smiles. They brought with them … read more


Thank you RBC Capital Markets, Denver Business Leaders and Partners

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends a big thank you to executives from RBC Capital Markets, Kutak Rock LLP, Peck Shaffer, Suncor Energy and JPMorgan Chase who attended our breakfast last week in Denver, sponsored by RBC and co-hosted by the Conservation Lands Foundation and Colorado Youth Corps Association. We look … read more


Closed Part 2- The Friends Grassroots Network Experiences the Impact of the Shutdown

Since the shutdown, the Friends Grassroots Network has directly experienced the effects through the termination of all volunteer activities and events.  The government shutdown has also led to: the closure of visitor centers including Friends offices; cancelation of all recreational and education events; and serious economic impacts on gateway communities … read more


Conservation Youth Corps in the Southwest: Collaborating for Large-scale River Restoration

In recent years, six separate youth conservation corps based in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Arizona have collaborated to restore habitat along various rivers in the Colorado River Basin. Their collective work—while geographically expansive and ambitious in scope—is gaining momentum. This website is documenting and promoting the cooperative success of these … read more


Advocates and Ambassadors: Western Slope Conservation Center, Paonia, CO

For 35 years, the Western Slope Conservation Center has been at the forefront of recycling programs, river restoration projects, responsible coal mining, natural gas issues, organizing hundreds of public events and outings, sustaining more than a decade of water quality sampling, and stewarding public lands throughout Colorado’s North Fork of … read more


Colorado Canyons Association Wins Big!

  The Colorado Canyons Association was recently awarded a $23,000 multiple-year National Conservation Lands Science Grant from the Bureau of Land Management. One of only 16 projects selected from a national pool of applications, the CCA will create a citizen science program in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (just outside of … read more


Veterans-Youth Conservation Corps Partnership Project Takes Place in McInnis Canyons

Last week, a group of eight Western Colorado Youth Corps (WCCC) members completed a challenging restoration project on part of the Colorado River that flows through McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, near Grand Junction, CO. Using chainsaws for the better part of a week, the crew worked 10-hour days on … read more


Calling all Runners: Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Turn your run into an opportunity to protect our National Conservation Lands! We’re partnering with runners around the country to help make sure we protect some of our most treasured public lands. Join The Conservation Lands Foundation’s Team for the Colfax Marathon in Denver On May 19, 2013! Don’t want … read more