Our Winter 2022 Grant Cycle just concluded and we awarded $775,000 to 19 groups working to protect wild places across North America.
When Lillie Douglas was growing up on Valentine Street in East St. Louis, Illinois, she remembers roller skating down the sidewalks in her neighborhood. She swung from tire swings suspended in the trees and played stickball in the street.
BREAKING NEWS: Along with 24+ of our outdoor industry member companies, we are urging Emerald Expositions (“Emerald”) not to move the Outdoor Retailer trade show to Utah. We’ve joined together in stating that we will not support or attend a trade show event in Utah so long as its elected officials continue attacks on national monuments and public lands protections.
After two years serving as our Executive Director, Brady Robinson notified the staff and board in December that he would be moving on from The Conservation Alliance.
Outdoor Industry Leaders Call on Utah Governor to Drop Monument Litigation Efforts and Support Public Lands
As the industry considers returning its Outdoor Retailer tradeshow to Salt Lake City, leaders point to state elected officials’ continued efforts to undermine public lands protections
Our work would be impossible without our incredible network of grantee and member company partners. Every year, we invite our grantees to nominate member companies that have directly impacted their work.
In 2021, Conservation Alliance funding and advocacy helped 13 projects cross the finish line, resulting in permanent protection for 291,300 acres, 4 river miles, and one climbing area. Our grantees also removed one dam and created the first state park in Baja California, Mexico.
We’re excited to announce the Confluence Program grantees: Apache Stronghold, Monumental SHIFT Coalition, Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission, and Valentine Conservation Community Project.
When our member companies go above and beyond their annual dues, we’re able to make a bigger impact for our grantees by supporting even more conservation work across North America.