Conservation Lands Foundation

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with staff in Anchorage, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Francisco, southern California, Santa Fe and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 on the belief that our public lands are best protected when there is a national network of local advocates working to advance a common conservation vision.

Our Equity, Inclusion, and Access Work In Action

As Board and Staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation, we believe in the power of citizen organizing for social change; commit to empowering broad and diverse local voices to advance grassroots advocacy for our public lands and frontline communities; expect to receive and extend honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect for each other; and will develop partnerships based on these values.

CLF is engaging in a set of conscious practices to incorporate equity, inclusion, and justice into conservation priorities, program strategies, the Friends Grassroots Network, workforce, structure, budget, business practices, communications and workplace culture. 

We’re increasing Equity and Inclusion in our work through three main objectives

  1. Removing barriers to access through our policy and programmatic work. 
  2. Becoming a model organization that provides equal opportunity and a work environment that reflects equity, justice, and inclusive values.
  3. Raising the voices of Indigenous Tribes, communities of color, and marginalized communities in defending and expanding protections for lands managed by BLM that are ecologically, culturally, and historically significant to them.