NEWS RELEASE: Balanced California Desert Management Plan Promotes Renewable Energy While Permanently Protecting Key Landscapes

New California Desert Conservation Lands ensure the public can continue to explore and experience the best of the unspoiled California Desert Palm Desert, Calif. (September 14, 2016) — The Conservation Lands Foundation praised the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) today. … read more


ConocoPhillips Pushes to Fast Track New Drilling Without Roadmap or Promised Mitigation

GMT-2 Threatens Sensitive Habitat and Subsistence needs for Native Alaskans Anchorage, Alaska (July 29, 2016)—ConocoPhillips has submitted an application to develop a second project in America’s Western Arctic. The Greater Mooses Tooth-2 (GMT-2) proposal would include nine miles of new road and pipeline and develop upwards of 75 acres for a … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Calls For Bears Ears National Monument designation

President has opportunity to protect most significant, yet unprotected, cultural landscape in America   Durango, CO (July 15, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership in creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy and learn from our country’s natural and cultural treasures and … read more


New Utah Public Lands Initiative Merely a Dressed Up Version of the Same Bad Bill

  CONTACT: Scott Groene, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 435-259-7049 Bill Hedden, Grand Canyon Trust, 435-259-5284 Scott Miller, The Wilderness Society, 303-468-1961 Jake Thompson, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202-289-2387 Jonathon Berman, Sierra Club, 202-495-3033 David Nimkin, National Parks Conservation Association, 801-518-1270 Ryan Bidwell, Conservation Lands Foundation, 970-946-0506 July 14, 2016 Today, … read more


Conservationists, Outfitters Applaud Mining Reform Legislation

Senators Udall, Heinrich and Bennet and Representative Luján commended for their leadership in protecting watersheds and rural Western economies from mining disasters. Durango, Colo. (November 5, 2015) – Conservationists and local outfitters whose livelihoods depend on healthy rivers applaud the legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Martin … read more


CLF Statement on White House Launch of Every Kid In A Park Initiative

National Conservation Lands Site Chosen For Official Launch Event   Durango, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2015)—The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded the launch today of the Every Kid in a Park initiative to encourage young people to explore America’s parks and public lands. The goal of the initiative is to encourage all … 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


Conservationists Applaud Secretary Salazar’s Commitment to Protecting, Restoring, and Expanding our National Conservation Lands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2013 Contact: Meghan Kissell, Conservation Lands Foundation, 202-429-8447 (Washington, DC) – Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he will step down from his cabinet post at the end of March and return to Colorado. Secretary Salazar served for the full first term … read more


Statement of Brian O’Donnell on Bob Abbey’s retirement announcement

“Bob Abbey has been an exceptional BLM Director. He ran the agency in a transparent and effective manner. Bob never lost site of the need to pass down our public lands in better shape for future generations. Our nation’s public lands are better off because of his service and leadership. … read more


Veterans, Business Leaders and Conservationists Praise Obama’s National Monument Proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Brian O’Donnell, Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, 970-903-0276; Meghan Kissell, Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, 571-643-3526; Veterans, Business Leaders and Conservationists Praise Obama’s National Monument Proclamation Fort Ord Soldiers National Monument will honor military history, protect open space, and aid local economy WASHINGTON, DC … read more