Winter 2018 Grant Announcement: $800,000 Awarded to 21 Organizations

The Conservation Alliance is pleased to fund 21 grassroots organizations to support their efforts to protect wild lands and waterways for their habitat and recreation values. These grants are made possible by more than 210 businesses who care passionately about protecting wild places for future generations. Each of these businesses is a member of The Conservation Alliance, and plays a critical role in determining which organizations receive funding.

Included in this round of grants are: four private land acquisitions; four Wilderness and Wild and Scenic river campaigns; four agency management planning projects; four projects that seek to protect land and water threatened by energy development; two river protection campaigns, one climbing area acquisition, one dam removal and one wild land protection campaign.  Each of these projects seeks to secure permanent or lasting protection for a specific wild place.  Collectively, these projects seek to protect 7,194,360 acres and 928 river miles.
Learn more about the projects we funded during this grant cycle:

  1. Alaska Wilderness League – Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign, $50,000
  2. California Wilderness Coalition – Northwest California Mountains and Rivers, and Central Coast Wild Heritage Campaigns, $50,000
  3. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-Quebec – Magpie River Protection Campaign, $35,000
  4. Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont – Bolton Dome Conservation Campaign, $40,000
  5. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness – Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Campaign, $25,000
  6. International Mountain Bicycling Association – Protecting Montana’s Gallatin Gateway, $20,000
  7. Methow Valley Citizens Council – Methow Headwaters Campaign, $40,000
  8. New Mexico Wilderness Alliance – Chaco Protection Campaign, $40,000
  9. Northeast Wilderness Trust – Eagle Mountain Campaign, $40,000
  10. Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness – Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, $50,000
  11. Ohio Environmental Council – ReCreation For All Campaign, $40,000
  12. Oregon Wild – Oregon State Scenic Waterways Campaign, $35,000
  13. Outdoor Alliance – Protecting North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures Campaign, $45,000
  14. Sierra Club of BC – Securing Permanent Protection for the Flathead River Valley Campaign, $20,000
  15. The Wilderness Society – Gunnison Public Lands Initiative, $45,000
  16. Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership – Safeguarding Montana’s Wild Backcountry Campaign, $30,000
  17. Trout Unlimited Montana – Rattlesnake Creek Dam Removal, $40,000
  18. Trust for Public Land – Catamount Community Forest Project, $40,000
  19. Ventura Land Trust – Walker-Hearne Ranch Acquisition Project, $40,000
  20. Virginia Wilderness Committee – George Washington National Forest Project, $25,000
  21. Winter Wildlands Alliance – Northern Sierra Management Planning Campaign, $50,000