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12.6.17

Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.  The … read more

12.4.17

Groups Announce Lawsuit Challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to Eliminate Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Durango, Colo. (December 4, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington & Burling, announced today that they jointly filed suit in federal court to overturn President Trump’s proclamation dismantling Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument … read more

12.4.17

Conservation Lands Foundation Condemns Trump Administration’s Illegal Elimination of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Contact: Brian Sybert (406) 438-5185 Durango, Colo. (December 4th, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation condemns the Trump Administration’s proclamation today as an illegal assault against Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and vows to file suit in federal court to overturn this executive action. By reducing Bears Ears by … read more

11.2.17

Statement: Conservation Lands Foundation Praises Rep. Simpson (R-ID) For Introducing Bill To Honor Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus

Durango, Colo. (November 2, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation is praising Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) for introducing H.R. 4134, to redesignate the White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests in Idaho as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness in honor of the late Idaho governor. Mr. … read more

10.10.17

CLF Responds to Rep. Bishop’s Radical “No New Parks” Bill

Durango, Colo. (UPDATED October 11, 2017)–The Conservation Lands Foundation has sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee opposing H.R. 3990–Congressman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) attempt to gut the Antiquities Act, and released the following statement from Executive Director Brian Sybert: “H.R. 3990 is a radical and unprecedented attempt to gut the … read more

10.2.17

Statement on Las Vegas Shooting by Nevada Program Director Jocelyn Torres

Almost exactly a year ago today, many of us at the Conservation Lands Foundation and members of our Friends Grassroots Network gathered to celebrate our successes at the Mandalay Bay. Today, we witnessed a very different scene. Las Vegas is my home – the place where I work, play and … read more

09.18.17

STATEMENT: CLF Responds to Leaked National Monuments Review Report

Durango, Colo., (Sept. 18, 2017)–Conservation Lands Foundation Executive Director Brian Sybert made the following statement concerning the report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to President Trump that was leaked late last night. The report details the Secretary’s recommendations following the President’s April 26 Executive Order directing the Interior Department to … read more

08.25.17

CLF Statement on the passing of former Interior Secretary and founding board member Cecil D. Andrus

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is saddened by news of the passing of Cecil Dale Andrus, Interior Secretary under President Carter and one of the organization’s founding board members. Andrus was born in Hood River, Oregon, on Aug. 25, 1931, and died yesterday, a day before his 86th birthday. “Cecil Andrus … read more

08.24.17

NEWS RELEASE: ZINKE TEASES ILLEGAL AND UN-AMERICAN CHANGES TO NATIONAL MONUMENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt derides Trump administration saying it “has no business altering our public lands for private interests.” Durango, Colo. (August 24, 2017)–In a cowardly move, Secretary Zinke hinted that changes would be made to the nation’s national monuments, without providing any details. Secretary Zinke’s … read more

06.20.17

Conservation Organizations Call for Protection of Western Arctic

CONTACT: Sean Trambley Cell: 925-250-3174 Email: sean@fcpcommunications.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska (June 20, 2017)–Today, thirteen organizations sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging continued protection of the Western Arctic. The letter highlights the groups’ opposition to changing the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan to diminish current … read more