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03.1.17

CLF Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Ryan Zinke of Montana as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is the chief steward of our National Parks, National Conservation Lands and other public lands that provide clean water, air and wildlife habitat, … read more

01.12.17

News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations  

Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist.  His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic.  … read more

12.28.16

NEWS RELEASE: New National Monuments Protect America’s Heritage, Honor Native American Cultures

Conservation Lands Foundation applauds significant additions to the National Conservation Lands Durango, CO (December 28, 2016) –The Conservation Lands Foundation welcomed President Barack Obama’s designations of two new national monuments – Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. “In the future, Presidents’ conservation records … read more

12.9.16

CLF Statement on Interior Secretary Nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke

Durango, Colo. (December 14, 2016) – Today President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce Representative Ryan Zinke as his pick to lead the Department of the Interior—the agency charged with managing America’s natural and cultural resources and overseeing several major land management agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the National … read more

12.8.16

CLF Statement On Senator Harry Reid’s Historic Contributions To Conservation

Las Vegas, Nev. (December 8, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) hailed Senator Harry Reid’s historic contributions to wildlife and land conservation in America following the Senator’s farewell address to the chamber today. The group cited the Senator’s dedication and legislative acumen over his long career in public service, … read more

09.14.16

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

07.29.16

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

07.15.16

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

07.15.16

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

11.5.15

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