Senator Heinrich Secures Sportsmen’s Act and Wilderness Additions In Senate

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends our thanks and congratulations to Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), who secured final Senate passage of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act yesterday. The legislation, which he introduced with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, also permanently reauthorizes the Land and … read more


Non-native plant removal project begins in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A spike camp, trucks and tools, and at least 16 pairs of work boots are hitting the ground this week in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument—when the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps begins a 12-day native plant restoration project along the Rio Grande corridor and campgrounds in the monument’s Orilla … read more


A Blue Water Day: Thank you RBC for supporting conservation

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends a big thank you to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees around the world who took time out to celebrate RBC Blue Water Day on Thursday, June 4. It’s a day when RBC employees head out to their communities for volunteer projects, invite non-profit partners around … 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


Living on Earth: Presidential Pen Creating National Monuments

Our National Monument Campaign Director Ryan Bidwell recently sat down with Living on Earth to discuss the the importance of monuments, how they incorporate individual values of the land and public input so people get to be part of the process of protecting a place: “The administration has been very clear … 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


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


Designation of Five New National Monuments to Benefit Local Communities

President’s action will also expand the National Conservation Lands Durango, CO (March 25, 2013) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s designation of five new national monuments by President Obama. “Today’s action by the President is a terrific step in protecting America’s history and our outdoor heritage.  President Obama has … read more


Interior Secretary Salazar Holds Public Meeting on New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte

Last weekend, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar held a public meeting in Taos to explore the best path forward for the preservation and protection of the Rio Grande del Norte in northern New Mexico. A monument designation protecting the Rio Grande del Norte – an area beloved by sportsmen, hikers and local tribes … read more


Video Celebrates Conservation Legacy of Sen. Jeff Bingaman

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) announced early last year that after five terms representing New Mexico, he would not seek a sixth trip to Washington, D.C. The announcement of his retirement was a sad one for many reasons, not least of which being that throughout his tenure Senator Bingaman made protecting public … read more