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


Running for the Conservation Lands Comes to Seattle

On Sunday December 1st, runners will take to the streets for the Amica Seattle Marathon and this year we’re an official charity partner. Six brave souls have been logging countless training miles while also raising money and awareness of the National Conservation Lands and more than a dozen others will … read more


Reports from the field: Public Lands Day 2013

The 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day has been and gone. By all accounts, it was an amazing day all across the National Conservation Lands as members of our Friends Grassroots Network volunteered their time in support of our public lands. Here are some dispatches from the field… San … read more


Run the Amica Seattle Marathon with the Conservation Lands Foundation

When you run for the Conservation Lands Foundation Team all the funds you raise support the National Conservation Lands, 28 million acres of public lands and waterways that preserve our country’s most precious natural, cultural and scientific treasures. The Conservation Lands Foundation is dedicated to the protection, restoration and expansion … 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


Community Leaders and Conservationists Applaud President Obama’s Planned Designation of Five New National Monuments

press release – Community Leaders and Conservationists Applaud President Obama’s Planned Designation of Five New National Monuments President’s action will expand our National Conservation Lands and boost local economies Durango, CO (March 22, 2013) – Conservation and community leaders are celebrating President Barack Obama’s commitment to designate five new national … read more


Santa’s Makin’ a List, He’s Checkin’ it Twice…And He’s Asking for a San Juan Islands National Monument

This year the residents of northwest Washington aren’t taking any chances. When it comes to efforts to see permanent protection for the San Juan Islands become a reality, they’re checking off all the boxes on who to ask. They’ve gained the support of Washington’s Congressional delegation, which has responded by … read more


Support for Administration’s lands conservation agenda

We all know there are many places that deserve to be protected by Congress. Today (Nov. 10), the Department of the Interior issued a report that highlights places including Browns Canyon in Colorado, Gold Butte in Nevada, Rio Grande del Norte in New Mexico, and the San Juan Islands in Washington. Take … read more


Legislation introduced to protect the San Juan Islands

In the face of mounting visitor traffic, Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Rick Larsen introduced legislation last week that would permanently protect the San Juan Islands as a National Conservation Area (NCA.) Read about the legislative effort to protect these valued conservation lands. Congratulations to the Islanders for the San … read more