Love Your Protected Public Lands!

The Western U.S. is home to some of the best public lands to play, discover and be amazed — without the crowds. Much of this public land — YOUR Land — is part of the 36 million acres currently protected as National Conservation Lands.*

When you visit the dramatic coastline at California’s Coastal National Monument, hike among the Joshua Trees of the California Desert, raft Colorado’s Browns Canyon National Monument or visit sacred ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument — you are experiencing the joy and freedom of America’s National Conservation Lands.

Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization solely dedicated to protecting, restoring and expanding the National Conservation Lands. We share your passion for these places that revitalize our souls, reflect America’s diverse cultural heritage and support tourism and recreation in many rural Western communities.

These lands are owned by you and all Americans. They are best protected when local citizens lead the effort. That’s why we support and strengthen community-based groups — more than 60 of them across the West — that form a diverse, local and powerful voice to advocate for the protection and restoration of the public’s most treasured, yet vulnerable, places.

So, as you’re making your travel plans this summer, we invite you to visit your National Conservation Lands.

We also invite you to join us as we support and strengthen the voices of local groups who are dedicating themselves to ensuring these places continue to be protected from generation to generation.

Conservation starts with community, and empowering local voices is at the heart of what we do. Visit

*Established in 2000, the National Conservation Lands are America’s newest collection of protected public lands, rivers and trails. They include 27 National Monuments, 22 National Conservation Areas, plus Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Scenic and Historic Trails. They are owned by all Americans and managed by the Bureau of Land Management.