Our Mission

“We face a crucial moment for this newest collection of protected lands. Still in its infancy, it can move forward with confidence, or it can stumble and fall backwards. Together we can shape the future of public lands in our country.”Brian O’Donnell, Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation

The mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

The National Conservation Lands are our nation’s newest collection of protected lands and waterways—standing proudly alongside our National Parks, National Forests and National Wildlife Refuges as treasured places belonging to every American. Learn more about the National Conservation Lands and what we do to protect, restore and expand them.

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Protection: Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, currently at risk from shooting vandalism.

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Restoration: Friends clean up project at Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area, Oregon.

Secretary Salazar at the dedication of the Fort Ord National Monument

Expansion: Secretary Salazar at the dedication of the Fort Ord National Monument in May, 2012. Photo credit: Gordon Smith