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Planning for the future

The King Range National Conservation Area in northern California is a little-known gem within the National Conservation Lands that boasts the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the Lower 48. With some of the most wild and inaccessible lands in the country, birders, rockhounds, hikers, hunters, fisherman and surfers consider this unique area a secret treasure. Set aside by Congress in 1970, the 68,000-acre NCA was the first landscape set aside for BLM to manage specifically for conservation.

Mattole River flowing into the Lost Coast, King Range National Conservation Area

The folks at the Lost Coast Interpretive Association and the Mattole Restoration Council have been working with BLM and other partners for more than a decade to protect this special place.  Last week, board members from these two groups gathered in Whitethorn, Calif. for a CLF training to help them strengthen their organizations by becoming more effective board members and fundraisers.

Sustained by delicious local food and a lot of laughter, the leaders left the training with specific, three-month plans to implement best practices for their organization, build their membership and develop a robust individual donor program.

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LCIA and MRC board members learn how fundraising is an act of love at recent CLF training.

Congratulations to Erin, Cheryl, Paul, Ron and Barbara for a fun, productive and inspiring meeting. The staff at CLF is excited to work with you in the coming months!

For more information about these dedicated groups:

www.lostcoast.org

www.mattole.org

To learn how you can arrange for similar trainings for your friends group contact betsy@conservationlands.org.