Introducing Our Summer 2021 Grantees

Header Photo: Devin Dahlgren – @devindahlgren / Courtesy of grantee Friends of the Owyhee


We are excited to present our newest group of grantees.

In this cycle, we awarded a total of $890,000 to grassroots groups working to protect wild places across North America. These projects were chosen by you, our member companies, through a nomination and voting process.
In addition to the groups that were funded through the voting process, The Conservation Alliance board of directors awarded five discretionary grants to support the specific needs of important conservation projects.

Summer 2021 Grant Recipients:

Cottonwood Lake Preservation SocietySave Cottonwood Lake — $45,000
Dolores River Boating AdvocatesDolores River Canyon NCA Campaign Education and Outreach —$25,000
Environmental Law & Policy Center: Seizing Opportunities for New & Expanded National Wilderness Areas Designations — $50,000
Friends of the OwyheeProtect Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands — $20,000
Grand Canyon TrustPermanently Protecting the Grand Canyon Region from Uranium Mining — $25,000
Great Basin Water NetworkSave the Swamp Cedars — $45,000
Gunks Climbers’ CoalitionMillbrook Mountain Conservation Initiative: Ant Lion Crag — $20,000
Gwich’in Steering CommitteeGwich’in Steering Committee Support – Protecting the Coastal Plain — $50,000
Natural Resources Council of MaineSaving Endangered Atlantic Salmon in Maine’s Kennebec River —$50,000
Oregon Desert Land TrustPueblos and Trout Creek Mountains Conservation Area — $50,000
Oregon Natural Desert AssociationOwyhee Canyonlands Campaign — $50,000
Park County Environmental CouncilProtecting the Wild and Sacred Lands of Montana’s Crazy Mountains — $40,000
San Juan Citizens AllianceSan Juan Mountains Wilderness — $40,000
The Wilderness Land TrustNorth Cascades – Washington Wilderness Project — $35,000
Trout UnlimitedAnglers & Hunters for the Ruby Mountains — $40,000
Trust for Public LandWhite Rocks & Otter Creek — $35,000
United Tribes of Bristol BayProtections for the Bristol Bay Watershed — $50,000
Wild Montana (Montana Wilderness Association)Wildlife and Recreation Protections for Iconic Montana Rivers — $45,000
Wilderness WorkshopAchieving Permanent Protection for the Thompson Divide — $35,000
Women’s Earth and Climate Action NetworkWomen for Forests: Tongass Protection — $50,000
Wyoming Outdoor CouncilNorthern Red Desert Permanent Protection Campaign (Years 2 & 3) — $40,000

Discretionary Grants:

Conserving CarolinaBracken Preserve Addition — $10,000
Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project: Equitable Access & Public Participation — $10,000
Soda Mountain Wilderness Council
Protecting Cascade-Siskiyou — $10,000
Southeast Alaska Conservation CouncilKeeping the Tongass Wild — $10,000
The Wilderness SocietyProtect the Tongass — $10,000