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


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


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


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



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


Conservation Organizations Call for Protection of Western Arctic

CONTACT: Sean Trambley Cell: 925-250-3174 Email: 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


Release: CLF Opposes Recommendation to Strip Protections for Bears Ears National Monument

Durango, CO (June 12, 2017) – Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended major rollback of conservation protections for Bears Ears National Monument in Southeastern Utah. In direct opposition to the overwhelming public support for the Monument, Sec. Zinke has proposed stripping protections for portions of the National Monument. “With this … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Announces David Feinman As Director of Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2017)—The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has hired David Feinman as Director of Government Affairs. Feinman will be based in Washington, D.C., and will start in the newly created position beginning June 12. The Conservation Lands Foundation has become one of the nation’s most … read more


Zinke dismisses balanced plan, instead promotes reckless drilling in Western Arctic

Today’s Secretarial Order prioritizes drilling in sensitive caribou calving grounds and migratory bird sanctuaries WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017)—Earlier today, at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association Conference, the Secretary of Interior signed Secretarial Order (S.O.) 3352. The S.O. attempts to open over 11 million acres of fragile habitat to … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Announces Brian Sybert As Executive Director

DURANGO, Colo. (May 1, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has selected Brian Sybert as its new executive director. Sybert will take the helm effective June 1. Sybert brings a strong background in working with local advocates. He has been the executive director of the Montana … read more