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Conservation Lands Foundation
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Project Title:
Celebrating 25 Years of Conservation in the California Desert
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Riverside, San Bernardino, and Inyo Counties
Project Description:

The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) has been working to oppose the current Administration’s re-opening of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, or DRECP. Covering more than 10.8 million acres across the Mojave Desert and Colorado/Sonoran Desert ecoregions, the DRECP was a hard-won victory that protected over 6 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands for conservation, while allowing renewable energy development on 388,000 acres of less-sensitive land, creating a unique and forward-thinking balance among responsible renewable energy development, conservation, and recreation. For this project, CLF will facilitate and support a range of activities including an art exhibit at the San Bernardino County Museum, hosting the website to share information about anniversary events and lands protected in the past 25 years, and helping their grassroots partners host local events to commemorate lands protected in the California Desert. Commemorating the lands that have been protected over the past 25 years and the anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act is a prime opportunity to engage communities, cities, counties, and chambers of commerce to acknowledge and state on the record their support for these protections and the benefits they bring.