June 2024 CLiF Notes: Happy Anniversary to the Antiquities Act!

This oldie but goodie has created many of our favorite monuments.

Conservation Lands Foundation
|June 10, 2024

Tomorrow marks what is perhaps one of the country’s most important conservation milestones: On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, granting presidents the authority to designate national monuments to protect significant natural, cultural, and historical sites.

Eighteen presidents - nine Democrats and nine Republicans - have used the Antiquities Act to protect the ecosystems we need for our collective health, the archaeological sites that tell of our common history, and the cultural places that support our wellbeing.

President Biden most recently used the Antiquities Act to designate Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada and Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument in Arizona, as well as to protect the Molok Luyuk land sacred to the Yocha Dehe and Kletsel Dehe Tribes as part of an expanded Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Monument in California.

We recently helped bring together advocates from our priority campaigns to Washington, D.C. to call upon President Biden to designate national monuments that protect vital natural, cultural, and recreational values in other key landscapes. We hope you are inspired by seeing these local advocates and Tribal representatives in action in this video of the event.

As we honor the 118th Antiquities Act anniversary, let's also reaffirm our commitment to defending this crucial conservation tool against ongoing threats. Together, let's continue to advocate for the Antiquities Act and ensure that the essential landscapes that have been protected with it remain protected for all to appreciate and explore. 🌟

That’s a Wrap: 2024 Friends Summit

From May 20-22 we hosted our 12th Biennial Friends Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, which brought together community leaders from throughout the west to share insights, learn new skills, deepen relationships, and grow the movement to protect the largest acreage of unprotected public lands in the country.

The Friends Summit is an investment in strengthening our collective efforts to better advocate for the communities and wild spaces we love. Here’s a short video recap of the Summit to give you a flavor of the wonderful and passionate people in our Friends Network who are protecting the public lands you care about.


Equity, Access & Public Lands

June 17 @ 3 pm PT

A virtual Juneteenth celebration focused on the importance of civic engagement for greater equity and access in our public spaces.


Moderators & Speakers


Jade Stevens

40 Acre Conservation League

An award-winning marketing guru, public relations strategist; she is the President of the 40 Acre Conservation League, the most diverse land trust in the country and the only conservation land trust whose purpose is centered on economic justice.

RSVP Today

Jazzari Taylor

Jazzari Taylor

Latino Outdoors

An intentional leader bringing light to the importance of a diverse outdoor movement. Her multicultural upbringing fuels her commitment to justice and equity outdoors that fosters collaborative efforts and accountability.

RSVP Today

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller

Outward Bound Adventures

A dedicated advocate for youth empowerment and positive community development. As the Program Manager at Outward Bound Adventures, Brandon brings a wealth of passion and expertise to his role.

RSVP Today

Dr. Paulette B. Hinds

Dr. Paulette B. Hinds

Black Voice News

A recognized leader in community media and communications in the State of California. She is the founder of Mapping Black California, a community mapping STE[A]M initiative, which promotes GIS as an important analytical and storytelling tool for the Black community.

RSVP Today

Thank you for all you do to help us protect the public lands that matter and to connect others to our mission.

Julie Thibodeau

Julie Thibodeau
Co-Interim Executive Director,
Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Jocelyn Torres

Jocelyn Torres
Co-Interim Executive Director,
Chief Conservation Officer


Thanks for reading and caring about America's National Conservation Lands.

To protect more of the public lands that matter, make a one-time or monthly donation.

Donate Today

Profile picture for 771
About Conservation Lands Foundation
We’re the only nonprofit leading a national movement of community-based advocates who care for America’s NATIONAL CONSERVATION LANDS of natural, historical, cultural and recreational significance.
Leave a comment
Sign in with
Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
1 reaction
  • Profile picture for 771
    Conservation Lands Foundation published this page in Latest News 2024-06-10 17:04:22 -0600
Get Updates