Conservation Lands Foundation Blog


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

In recent years we have celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with posts about the civil rights movement and about some of our efforts to ensure that public land use–and the broader movement to conserve our most treasured places–reflect the diverse makeup of our nation.  Dr. King’s extraordinary leadership … read more


Inspired by our national monuments, Richard Teschner gives notable conservation gift

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 contribution from Richard Teschner of El Paso, Texas. The donation will be used to further the Foundation’s overall mission, with special emphasis on defending national monuments and creating new national monuments on land for which monument status … read more


Amargosa River, part of the new California Desert Conservation Lands. Credit Bob Wick, BLM.

CLF Job Announcement: Associate Southern California Director

Location: California Desert – Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Victor Valley, Barstow, Moreno Valley, Redlands, San Bernardino, or San Diego area, or Los Angeles area Position reports to: Associate California Program Director GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in … read more


CLF Statement on Opening the Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas Drilling

In the wake of passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Brian Sybert, Executive Director of the Conservation Lands Foundation, issued the following statement: “With today’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress has opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the Refuge) to drilling. Pure and simple, … read more


Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.  The … read more


Groups Announce Lawsuit Challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to Eliminate Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Durango, Colo. (December 4, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington & Burling, announced today that they jointly filed suit in federal court to overturn President Trump’s proclamation dismantling Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation Condemns Trump Administration’s Illegal Elimination of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Contact: Brian Sybert (406) 438-5185 Durango, Colo. (December 4th, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation condemns the Trump Administration’s proclamation today as an illegal assault against Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and vows to file suit in federal court to overturn this executive action. By reducing Bears Ears by … read more


Statement: Conservation Lands Foundation Praises Rep. Simpson (R-ID) For Introducing Bill To Honor Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus

Durango, Colo. (November 2, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation is praising Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) for introducing H.R. 4134, to redesignate the White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests in Idaho as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness in honor of the late Idaho governor. Mr. … read more


In Zinke’s America, Corporations Win, People Lose — by Angel Pena

The Trump Administration’s continued attacks on our public lands are an attack on the American way of life—an attack on our shared heritage, our traditions and our values. On Oct. 24, 2017, the National Park Service (NPS), under the direction of Interior Secretary Zinke, announced another proposed sucker punch to … read more


CLF Responds to Rep. Bishop’s Radical “No New Parks” Bill

Durango, Colo. (UPDATED October 11, 2017)–The Conservation Lands Foundation has sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee opposing H.R. 3990–Congressman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) attempt to gut the Antiquities Act, and released the following statement from Executive Director Brian Sybert: “H.R. 3990 is a radical and unprecedented attempt to gut the … read more