There is immense competition for your attention and the Conservation Lands Foundation thanks you for giving yours to us this year and for the significant wins we were able to achieve to protect our natural environment because of it.
Here are just a few 2022 highlights:
Fueling Our Super Power
- The super power within our mission to protect National Conservation Lands is the 80 community-based nonprofit organizations that make up our Friends Grassroots Network. This year we were able to grant nearly $2 million to 42 organizations in our Friends Network across 8 states.
Progress on Priority Landscapes:
- President Biden established Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument in north-central Colorado and committed to designate Avi Kwa Ame (the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain) in southern Nevada a National Monument soon.
- We helped secure protections for 1.7 MILLION acres of public lands in Colorado and Nevada and restore protections on 8 MILLION acres in western Alaska.
- Sixteen bills were introduced in Congress to protect Owyhee Canyonlands in Oregon, Dolores River in Colorado, Gila River in New Mexico, and expand the Berryessa National Monument in California.
- The country’s largest public land manager (Bureau of Land Management) updated its guidance to prioritize wildlife habitat connectivity as part of its land use planning process.
All of this and so much more was made possible this year by the financial, advocacy and volunteer actions of our supporters.
We’ve set an ambitious agenda for next year and to help us meet it we’re asking you to join our year-end Matching Gift Challenge. Your gift to Conservation Lands Foundation is a gift to nature, to yourself, and to each of us who value and enjoy it.
Thanks to some of our generous donors, every donation until December 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $104,000 (an increase made possible by one of our Trustees).
Thank you for your attention and continued support that fuels our success.
All of us at Conservation Lands Foundation send you good wishes this holiday season.
Conservation Lands Foundation