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April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

As a budding Friends group I have been fortunate to work with the Conservation Lands Foundation. As we continue to get our area properly designated as a National Conservation Area, the CLF has invited us to conferences, provided fundamental training in starting a nonprofit such as fundraising, strategic planning and professional support. Through these interactions I have a network of special landscape caretakers to seek ideas, advice, and experience. This is particularly importantly since many organizers are in rural areas. Gold Butte, Mesquite NV is fortunate to have a passionate group of friends and the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation looking out for its interest

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

NETWORKING and making Friends with other Friends organizers

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

one on one time discussing the future of Gold Butte

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energized

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a large network of friends groups to care for the special landscapes across the west

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 21, 2010

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April 21, 2010

My professional experience with the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) has been incredibly beneficial to both the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as well as our organization, Friends of Red Rock Canyon. The CLF board and staff have been extremely generous with their time, insights and expertise but have also gone the extra mile regarding personal follow-up. Our organization is going through the normal growing pains associated with the increasing demands/needs of the public lands and the dwindling appropriated federal funding. The CLF has provided funding enabling a board growth and development seminar as well as providing mentoring and welcome advice on strategic planning. I can’t imagine going through the sometimes painful growth process without the assistance of the Conservation Lands Foundation. The CLF provides options for the ways and means, practical advice as well as the knowledge to obtain organizational goals. The Conservation Lands Foundation has filled a void in the network of nonprofits working to improve and support the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. They have provided a centralized point of contact for practical advice/instructions and proven experiences.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The CLF encourage the growth of grass-roots volunteer organizations focusing on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The CLF has provided an umbrella organization for all the committed stakeholders who love the public lands.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their passion and commitment for their mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the volunteer world while improving the national public lands.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 11, 2010

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April 11, 2010

Conservation Lands Foundation has assisted our nonprofit watershed restoration and conservation partnership through funding for a variety of activities including native prairie restoration, salmon surveys, and public education. They have also included us in a number of valuable networking events and interactions. The Foundation is currently considering additional funding for us to enhance the development of the Mattole Coho Recovery Strategy, a critical part of our efforts to save one of the King Range National Conservation Area's iconic salmon species from extinction. We greatly appreciate the Foundation's ongoing support for our work to protect the Mattole watershed and the King Range. The foundation places great value on innovative partnership approaches to conservation, which has proved successful over our organizations' 30 years experience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing projects completed in 2009 - 10 for the benefit of native coastal prairies, salmon monitoring, and public education.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The appreciation of innovative conservation partnerships. Their flexibility and focus on delivering funding to folk's doing on-the-ground conservation work. Also their focus on networking.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, courteous, and fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Supply much needed increased funding to organizations like ours who are working hard to enhance our nation's most important natural environments.

Ways to make it better...

We just wish the Foundation was even better funded so that it could increase the size of its grants.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Mainly, it just needs more funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 3, 2010

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April 3, 2010

The Conservation Lands Foundation is one of those rare groups that shows up ahead of the game. Their focus on securing consistent, sound and sustainable management for the National Landscape Conservation system by combining grassroots Friends groups into a nationwide coalition represents an excellent approach. The state-based staff has been very helpful at bringing national experience and vision down to the local level. For us in the Eastern Sierra at Friends of the Inyo, this approach of empowering the grassroots to protect, restore and enhance our public lands has worked well; the Conservation Lands Foundation has given us capacity to work on public lands issues that few other groups can.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

thoughtful, knowledgeable, and open to working with local people on national issues.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Preserve and sustain more of the last of the best wild public lands scattered around the West.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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