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03.30.16

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

11.5.15

Veterans and Volunteers: celebrating together

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area continues to reap the benefits of the hard work and commitment of a Veterans Conservation Corps—five young military veterans who are employed as part of a unique three-month partnership to improve trails, protect cultural resources, enhance habitat, and work with volunteers from the community to make … read more

10.19.15

End-of-Summer job report: tree caretakers on the Missouri River

Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more

09.29.15

Veterans Conservation Corps begins work in Nevada’s Sloan Canyon NCA

On September 26 in Henderson, Nevada, five Veterans Conservation Corps members were joined by community volunteers, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Councilwoman Debra March, NV Energy Vice President for Government and Community Relations Judy Stokey and representatives from partnering organizations to launch the “From Military Service to Green Service” partnership at Sloan … read more

09.9.15

NV Energy Foundation Supports “From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Sloan Canyon”

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce that a generous $75,000 grant from NV Energy Foundation will provide paid employment to an all-military Veterans Conservation Corps to restore habitat, build and improve recreational trails, and train volunteers to be long-term “trail stewards.” The work will take place over three … read more

08.13.15

Guest Blog: Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat in California’s Bodie Hills

Victoria Thorpe is completing her Master’s in Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and is a certified wildland firefighter who has worked on projects as diverse as developing paddle trails in a coastal community, testing water quality and tracking radio-collared white-tailed deer. She can now add restoring … read more

07.23.15

Yampa River Awareness Project, v.2015

Back in the winter of 2006-7, a group of Yampa River advocates got together with aspirations to produce a documentary film about this great river in northwest Colorado—to show its unmatched beauty, unique natural attributes, and the various water projects and proposals that could impact it. They were successful in … read more

07.20.15

Artists on the Escalante

Changing light, solitude, natural sounds, stunning scenery. Four selected artists will experience all this, and more, when they take a horse pack-supported trip this fall down southern Utah’s Escalante River to paint the beauty of the Escalante River Canyon. The Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, and the Canyon Country Chapter … read more

07.10.15

Conservation Lands Foundation Welcomes Designation of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

California monument becomes newest addition to the National Conservation Lands FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (July 10, 2015) – The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed the news that President Obama will designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in northern California. The new monument—California’s largest—will add nearly 331,000 acres … read more

05.29.15

A Day on the Dolores

Going out to the wild places we love is one of best ways to help us keep the faith, hang tough, stay committed… for what can be difficult and grinding campaigns to protect them for the long-term. A few weeks ago, a group of 17 supporters of the Dolores River Boating Advocates did … read more