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02.20.17

Outdoor Industry Sides With Public Lands; Outdoor Retailer Show To Leave Utah After 20 Years

UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more

01.10.17

Celebrating Bears Ears National Monument

On Saturday, January 7, tribal leaders and members joined grassroots activists and local residents from the Four Corners region to celebrate the historic Bears Ears National Monument, designated on December 28. The event was held in Monument Valley, Utah, and was attended by members of the Friends Grassroots Network–including representatives from Friends … read more

12.28.16

Obama Protects Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments!

On December 28th, President Barack Obama designated two new national monuments–Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Both national monuments will continue to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Conservation Lands–more than 36 million acres of public lands, … read more

11.5.16

We support elevating Native American voices, including those at Standing Rock

The Conservation Lands Foundation was founded to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands. To achieve that mission, we focus our efforts on lands that are part of, or should someday be part of, this 35 million-acre system—managed by the Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the American … read more

07.29.16

Bears Ears Public Meeting A Resounding Success

Blog and all photos by CLF intern Jake Glassman. A public meeting with Obama Administration officials in Bluff, Utah on July 16th marked a huge milestone in the campaign to protect the Bears Ears region of that state as a national monument. The 1.9 million acre area known as the … read more

04.20.16

The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

04.28.15

Patagonia Draws A Line To Help Protect Bears Ears

Sometimes we reach a point where we realize we just have to draw a line. Maybe we have had enough of the status quo, (or maybe we’ve had enough of ourselves), and we commit to do not just what we can, but whatever it takes–to make the world we want. … read more

10.28.13

2013 Friends Award Winners Announced

In a festive and rollicking awards ceremony on Saturday night, we announced our 2013 award winners. We started an annual awards program back in 2011 to recognize the excellent work being done by our partners across programmatic disciplines.  We’re happy to report that each year, competition for the awards has … read more

08.21.13

Friends Groups Weigh in on San Juan County

At a recent public meeting in San Juan County, members of the Friends Grassroots Network brought dozens of members to weigh in with Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz on the parameters of an omnibus public lands bill that would include conservation, recreation and development components.  The Utah Dine Bikeyah and Friends … read more

10.11.11

One-minute success stories from the Friends Rendezvous

One of our favorite moments at the recent Friends Rendezvous in Indian Wells, CA actually consisted of several moments—when individual people stood up and told stories about their organization’s recent conservation successes, in one minute or less. Some of them were funny, poignant, even raucous. All were inspiring. They were … read more