The Conservation Alliance


Bighorn Sheep in the Columbia Highlands, Washington. Photo: James Johnston


Most Recent Grants

We are pleased to announce the results of our Winter 2014 funding cycle. We have contributed $750,000 to the 22 organizations listed below. In 2014 we plan to award a record $1.65 million in grants to organizations working to permanently protect wild places. Many great conservation opportunities lie ahead, and we're pleased to be able to support these important initiatives.  

Adirondack Council (Elizabethtown, NY) $50,000.00
Adirondack Forest Preserve Campaign - To protect 40,000 acres in the state of New York, by adding them to the Adirondack Forest Preserve and providing southern access to the Adirondack High Peaks Region.
American River Conservancy (Coloma, CA) $50,000.00
Granite Chief Wilderness Campaign - To purchase 10,115 acres of stream and river front lands at theheadwaters of the Middle and North Forks of the American River, and designate 5,000 acres as part of the Granite Chief Wilderness.
Appalachian Mountain Club (Boston, MA) $25,000.00
Maine Woods Campaign - To permanently protect 18,000 acres of new conservation land adjacent to both the Appalachian Trail and AMC's 66,500 acres of existing conservation lands in the 100-Mile Wilderness region of Maine.
Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership (June Lake, CA) $25,000.00
Bodie Hills National Monument Campaign - To permanently protect 200,000 acres of public lands in California's Bodie Hills as a National Monument.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon (Whitehorse, Yukon) $35,000.00
Peel Watershed Protection Campaign - To protect 14 million acres in Canada's Peel River watershed with significant First Nations participation in long-term policy and management.
Conservation Resource Alliance (Traverse City, MI) $35,000.00
Lake Kathleen Dam Removal Project - To remove the Lake Kathleen Dam resulting in a free flowing Maple river in Michigan
Forterra (Seattle, WA) $30,000.00
Yakima River Scenic Byway - To permanently protect 690 acres of endangered shrub-steppe habitat, resulting in increased public access to recreational opportunities in the Yakima River Canyon.
Friends of the Inyo (Bishop, CA) $30,000.00
Inyo National Forest Protection Campaign - To permanently protect 500,000 acres  and 100 river miles, providing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities in California's Inyo National Forest.
Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument (Helena, MT) $25,000.00
Hi-Line District Protection Campaign - To protect 440,000 acres of wild northern Montana prairies for their wilderness characteristics and habitat for endangered Greater Sage Grouse.
Idaho Conservation League (Boise, ID) $50,000.00
Boulder-White Clouds National Monument Campaign - To secure permanent protection for 300,000 acres of extraordinary wildlands in Idaho's Boulder and White Cloud Mountains as a National Monument.
Los Padres ForestWatch (Santa Barbara, CA) $40,000.00
Central Coast Wild Heritage Project - To permanently protect 366,000 acres of open space and wildlife habitat and 200 miles of free-flowing rivers in California's Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Montana Wilderness Association (Helena, MT) $35,000.00
Rocky Mountain Front / Montana Forests Campaign - To pass the Rocky Mountain Heritage Act and the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, permanently protecting 1.3 million acres of threatened wild landscapes in Montana through a combination of designated wilderness, backcountry recreation areas and Conservation Management Areas.
Oregon Wild (Portland, OR) $35,000.00
Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign - To permanently protect more than 500,000 acres of Wilderness in the backcountry of Crater Lake National Park and in the surrounding roadless wildlands that form the headwaters of iconic Rogue, Klamath, and Umpqua rivers in Oregon.
Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition (Lexington, KY) $35,000.00
Miller Fork Recreational Preserve Acquisition Campaign - To acquire the 310-acre Miller Fork Recreational Preserve climbing area, a 2.5-mile canyon in Kentucky popular for both traditional and sport climbing.
Rivers Without Borders (Clinton, WA) $30,000.00
Taku Watershed Conservation Campaign - To keep the 4.5-million-acre Taku watershed totally intact and virtually pristine by eliminating a crucial access option for a mining venture that puts wild salmon and other exceptional ecosystem values at risk.
San Juan Citizens Alliance (Durango, CA) $35,000.00
Dolores River National Conservation Area Campaign - To permanently protect 170,000 acres and 121 miles of rivers in the Dolores River National Conservation Area, 100 miles of Wild & Scenic River designations for the Animas River, Hermosa Creek, and Piedra River, and 45,000 acres in expansions of the Weminuche Wilderness and Piedra Area.
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (Hazelton, BC) $5,000.00
Sacred Headwaters Campaign - To secure permanent protection for 1 million acres of the Sacred Headwaters, a pristine wilderness area surrounding BC's Skeena, Nass, and Stikine Rivers.
Smith River Alliance (Hurdygurdy Creek property Acquisition Campaign) $30,000.00
Crescent City, CA - To permanently protect the 2,000-acre Hurdygurdy Creek watershed, a key tributary of California's Smith River, one of the crown jewels of the Wild and Scenic River System and a nationally recognized "Salmon Stronghold".
The Wilderness Society of Idaho (Boise, ID) $45,000.00
Clearwater Basin Collaborative - To permanently protect 500,000 acres of lands in Idaho's Clearwater Basin through Wilderness and other congressional designations, and to protect 187 miles of river under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.
Western Rivers Conservancy (Portland, OR) $35,000.00
Western Slope Rivers Campaign - To permanently protect 1,169 acres and 11 river miles  within the Dominguez‐Escalante National Conservation Area along the Gunnison River; purchase an important private inholding adjacent to the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area; and reestablish perennial flows on the Little Cimarron River.
Wyoming Outdoor Council (Lander, WY) $35,000.00
Protect Wyoming's Red Desert Campaign - To designate Wyoming's wild northern Red Desert as a National Conservation Area.
Keeping the Peace Campaign - To secure a decision to deny approval of the proposed Site C Dam on British Columbia's Peace River, and to permanently protect the Peace River Valley as a vital component of a healthy ecosystem and a vibrant local community.