FILSON ADDS TO CONSERVATION ALLIANCE LEGACY FUND

Filson, a leading outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, has committed $25,000 to The Conservation Alliance Legacy Fund, which the company will raise through proceeds from its annual "Seconds Sale," held at the company's Seattle distribution center.  With Filson's gift, The Conservation Alliance has raised nearly $2.7 million in contributions and commitments.  That total…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE LEGACY FUND CONTINUES TO GROW

Since launching the Legacy Fund Campaign in January, The Conservation Alliance has raised nearly $2.7 million in contributions and commitments. That total includes $800,000 raised after the campaign was announced at the January Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The Conservation Alliance Legacy fund is an endowment that, once fully funded, will provide a permanent source of…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE LEGACY FUND GETS BOOST FROM BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT, LTD.

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. has committed $50,000 to The Conservation Alliance Legacy Fund. With the climbing manufacturer's gift, The Conservation Alliance has raised more than $2.6 million in contributions and commitments. That total includes $700,000 raised after the campaign was announced at the January Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The Conservation Alliance Legacy fund is an…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Conservation Alliance membership elected Adam Chamberlain, Director of Marketing for Black Diamond Equipment, and Gareth Martins, Director of Marketing for Osprey Packs to serve on the Alliance board of directors. Both Martins and Chamberlain bring a deep commitment to conservation to their new board roles. Martins has guided Osprey's regular participation in conservation efforts,…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE WORKS WITH MSN TO PROMOTE MEMBER COMPANIES

The Conservation Alliance launched a new initiative this week, with MSN, to draw attention to Alliance member companies for their collective effort to protect wild lands and waterways throughout North America. MSN Green (http://green.msn.com/) now features a full page about The Conservation Alliance. The page provides links to each manufacturer and retailer in the membership,…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE TO LAUNCH ONLINE CONSERVATION COMMUNITY AND SOCAIL NETWORKING SITE

The Conservation Alliance will launch a new initiative called ConservationNEXT, which is designed to give individuals in the outdoor industry the opportunity to engage with Conservation Alliance grantees, and provide a place to connect with each other on-line. The ConservationNEXT site will officially go live on August 8, 2008 at the Outdoor Retailer show. Conservationnext.com…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE AWARDS $450,000 IN GRANTS TO 17 ORGANIZATIONS

The Conservation Alliance sent checks totaling $450,000 to 17 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliance’s first disbursal of funding for 2008, and represent the largest single funding round in the organization’s history. This round brings total giving to $6.5 million since the organization’s founding in 1989 By…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE MEMBERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS

Conservation Alliance members with Rep. Mary Bono Mack whose proposal would protect 190,000 acres in California. A group of four Conservation Alliance members traveled to Washington DC to talk to members of Congress about the importance of securing new Wilderness designations in Southern California. Representatives from The North Face, Eagle Creek, Outdoor Industry Association, and…

BILL MCKIBBEN TO SPEAK AT CONSERVATION ALLIANCE BREAKFAST

The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the August 2008 Outdoor Retailer Show will feature guest speaker Bill McKibben, a revered author whose work spans the topics of global warming, alternative energy, and sustainable economies. The breakfast, which is open to the public, is Saturday, August  9, 7:00-9:00 AM at The Marriott in Salt Lake City. McKibben…