Our Impact

The Conservation Lands Foundation serves the essential role of protecting valuable public lands, rivers, and trails and powering the national movement of community-led advocates.

Photo: Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Since 2007, we have:


Permanently protected more than 10 million acres of National Conservation Lands


Added more than 150 units to the National Conservation Lands system


Defended and restored more than 15 million acres of public land from oil and gas development


Secured the biggest year-to-year federal funding increase for the care of National Conservation Lands to date

Turning local passion into protections.

Turning local passion into protections.

We achieve long-lasting conservation through community-based action. Through grant giving, capacity building, and field support, we’ve grown our Friends Grassroots Network into powerful voices that decision makers listen to.

Since 2007, we have:

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    Awarded more than $16 million in grants to the Friends Network
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    Grown the Friends Network to more than 80 organizations
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    Expanded the reach of the Friends Network to more than 12 states

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Introducing Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Nevada

We’ve worked with partner groups for over a decade to win protection for Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) National Monument, the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain.

In March 2023, President Biden used the Antiquities Act to designate over half a million acres of this sacred landscape.

Explore this newly protected National Monument through our interactive story map. Hear from Fort Mojave tribal members as they share their connection to this sacred landscape.

Take a virtual tour

Success Stories

You make nature protections possible.

Your support today helps us protect the vulnerable places that are essential for preventing further biodiversity loss and ensuring healthy people and planet for generations to come.

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“Conservation Lands Foundation leverages my donation more than any other organization I support. What they are able to achieve with such a relatively small staff on a national scale is truly singular.”

— Tracy Wolstencroft, Donor

Annual Reviews

2022 Annual Review

2022 Annual Review

Dear friends, As I review the Conservation Lands Foundation’s work in 2022, I’m proud of a year marked by the people and partnerships that made public land protections happen. Last...
May 30, 2023
2021 Annual Review

2021 Annual Review

Looking back at 2021, I’m filled with gratitude about the impact our work has had on the protection of America’s public lands.

Apr 27, 2022
2020 Annual Review

2020 Annual Review

As we move forward with a new presidential administration and new era for land conservation, it’s valuable to take a moment to reflect on the past year’s lessons.

Jun 30, 2021