Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more


End-of-Summer job report: tree caretakers on the Missouri River

Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more


Janet Moreland is Speaking at the 2013 Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous in Bend, OR

A few weeks ago we leaked the news that one of our featured speakers at the Friends Grassroots Rendezvous in Bend, Oregon will be Janet Moreland–kayaker, educator and first woman to paddle the entire length of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.  We couldn’t be prouder to have Janet agree to … read more


Fun(d)raising in Montana!

Congratulations to Beth Kampschror and Nikki Lister at Friends of the Missouri Breaks for a fun, successful and unusual fundraiser! No matter what role you play in your Friends group, scheming about new, creative and effective ways to raise unrestricted dollars is probably never from your thoughts. And opportunities to … read more


Big sky, bigger adventures in Montana

The National Geographic Traveler editors included the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument as one of 2013’s must-see places. This is what they had to say about this part of our National Conservation Lands: “It still contains the “scenes of visionary enchantment” the explorers found in 1805, where rugged sandstone … read more


Upper Missouri River Breaks- “Times They are a Changing”

Thanks to Mary Jones of Friends of Missouri Breaks Monument for sending me a local article which highlights the many positive attributes of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.  Mary Jones who is quoted as saying “times they are a changing” is noticing that local papers are starting to embrace the Monument … read more