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There are thousands of people working every day to ensure the protection of America’s National Conservation Lands, and it is always worth highlighting and celebrating the successes of the past year to inspire us. Take […]
Durango, Colo. (February 12, 2018)—Following the release of the FY2019 Department of Interior budget by the Trump Administration, Brian Sybert, Executive Director of the Conservation Lands Foundation, issued the following statement: “Every American who supports […]
New App Enables Public Land Users to Turn Recreation into Protection for National Monuments and National Conservation Lands Durango, Colo., (January 24, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation, in partnership with Puente Institute and Grand […]
Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology File Motion For Summary Judgment in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Lawsuit
Durango, Colo. (January 22, 2018)–Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Conservation Lands Foundation on Friday filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in their federal lawsuit challenging the legality of the December 4, 2017 Executive Order amending the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
“The issue is urgent because the excised parts of the Monument will be opened for entry, sale or other disposition, including mineral, oil, and gas leasing and the entry of mining claims on February 2, posing a severe threat to natural, scientific, and archaeological resources. The motion was filed on the basis that President Trump does not have authority under the Antiquities Act to reduce the original 1996 boundaries of the Monument—a move that “unprotects” rich natural, paleontological and archaeological resources—or to override subsequent Congressional actions that ratified those boundaries. More than 700 scientifically important paleontological sites have been cut from the Monument because of this illegal action, including many of the ones that motivated its establishment in 1996.”
— Joint Statement, Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology