Mission: To protect, restore, and expand the national conservation lands through education, advocacy, and partnerships.
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: Constituency development program: the conservation lands foundation makes grants under our constituency development program. We provide financial and training resources to support organizations working to protect, restore and expand national conservation lands. The bulk of our resources in this program go to organizations that are in our friends grassroots network. Resources include, but are not limited to: grants for project-specific work; grants for general support and organizational development; fundraising support, including trainings and resource development; consulting for planning, policy or technical help; trainings for board and staff development; media and communications training; restoration projects and participation at our annual conference, the friends grassroots network rendezvous.
national monuments campaign: the conservation lands foundation is leading efforts topermanently protect naturally, culturally and historically significant public landsaround the west. To achieve this, we are building place-based, local proposals for new national monuments. Our work ensures that the voices of conservationists, business owners, sportsmen, tribes and others from these local communities are heard.
communications program: the goal of the communications program is to build awarenessand to communicate the values and beauty of the national conservation lands to theamerican people and beyond. Clf worked with the bureau of land management to formally adopt more effective communications tools, and encouraged more media coverage of the national conservation lands.
The Foundation reached out to us, Friends of the Desert Mountains, to offer assistance and exchange information. Friends supports the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. We have received two opportunity grants from the Foundation for special projects and have been a resource for them at times. The Foundation does excellent work increasing both Congressional and public support for the National Landscape Conservation System and specific units within it.