In 2009 the Conservation Alliance awarded $900,000 in grants to 34 organizations.
Adirondack Council (Elizabethtown, NY) $30,000.00
Upper Hudson Woodlands Campaign - To ensure that the State of New York purchases a conservation easement covering 92,000 acres of land - including mountains, ponds, lakes and streams, and vast forests and wetlands - in the Adirondacks, and develops a recreation plan that focuses on human-powered activities and public access.
Alaska Wilderness League (Washington, DC) $30,000.00
Protect the Togass Campaign - To build grassroots support for legislation to protect areas in Alaska's Tongass National Forest that have important biological, social and other values, restore high-value watersheds and streams previously damaged by logging and development, and transition the timber industry out of a reliance on old-growth logging to a sustainable second-growth timber program.
American Rivers (Seattle, WA) $20,000.00
North Cascades Wild & Scenic River Campaign - To build a grassroots campaign to permanently protect the wild rivers of the North Cascades in Washington State.
American Whitewater (Cullowhee, NC) $25,000.00
Saving Colorado's Iconic Rivers Program will ensure that management of the Yampa, Dolores, and Colorado Rivers protects adequate flows that safeguard outstanding remarkable natural areas, preserve fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality and support recreation-based economies.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (Harpers Ferry, WV) $30,000.00
White Rocks Acquisition Project - To acquire five parcels of land in Pennsylvania - currently proposed for development - totaling 1,050 acres in the White Rocks area adjacent to the Appalachian Trail.
Arizona Wilderness Coalition (Tucson, AZ) $30,000.00
The Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness Campaign will designate 85,000 additional acres of public lands in Southern Arizona as Wilderness.
California Trout (San Francisco, CA) $25,000.00
The Klamath Basin Restoration Campaign will secure a binding contract between PacifiCorp and federal and state governments to remove four main-stem hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River by 2020.
Climbing Resource Access Group-Vermont (Richmond, VT) $24,000.00
The Upper West Bolton Cliff (AKA Resin Ridge) Preservation Project will permanently preserve this cliff near Burlington, VT for recreational activities including hiking and climbing.
Colorado Environmental Coalition (Denver, CO) $30,000.00
Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign - To support the Hidden Gems Campaign, a coalition effort to protect nearly 500,000 acres of pristine wildlands in the White River National Forest, and nearby Bureau of Land Management lands in Central Colorado.
Colorado Mountain Club (Carbondale, CO) $21,000.00
Through the Arapaho-Roosevelt and San Juan National Forests Campaign, CMC will engage in recreation planning processes to preserve quiet, humanpowered recreation opportunities in these National Forests in Colorado.
Conservation Northwest (Bellingham, WA) $25,000.00
The Columbia Highlands Initiative will secure Wilderness designations for 350,000 acres, and mandate restoration activities on another 400,000 acres in the Colville National Forest in north-central Washington.
Environmental Defense Center (Santa Barbara, CA) $25,000.00
Saving Naples Campaign - To protect Naples - a key portion of Central California's Gaviota Coast - from a proposed development that would destroy habitat, wild lands, and ocean resources on the coastal bluff.
Foothills Water Network (Lotus, CA) $30,000.00
Middle Fork American River Campaign - To protect and enhance stream flows in 147 miles on the Middle Fork American and Western Placer Creeks by negotiating new protective conditions in a hydropower license regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The new flow regime would preserve high-value recreation opportunities, and support a $4-5 million commercial rafting industry, a world class trout fishery, and flows for fall-run Chinook and Steelhead.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness (Reno, NV) $30,000.00
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Campaign - To secure federal Wilderness designation for 500,000 acres of Nevada's Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding BLM lands to protect habitat for pronghorn, sage grouse and other wildlife. The campaign would also close two million acres on the Sheldon and Desert National Wildlife Refuge near Las Vegas to mining.
Friends of the River (Sacramento, CA) $30,000.00
The California Wild & Scenic Rivers Campaign will add ten California rivers and streams totaling more than 100 miles to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.
Gifford Pinchot Task Force (Portland, OR) $25,000.00
Volcano Country Wild & Scenic Rivers Campaign - To protect 14 of the wildest and most unique rivers in Washington's legendary Volcano Country - between Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier.
Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center (Ashland, OR) $20,000.00
The Save the Wild Rogue Campaign's seeks to protect 143 miles of lower Rogue River tributary streams under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and preserve 55,000 acres of roadless BLM lands under the Wilderness Act.
National Parks Conservation Association (Salt Lake City, UT) $30,000.00
Canyonlands National Park Expansion Campaign - To expand the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park by nearly 500,000 acres to reflect the natural ecological erosion basin of this landscape, thereby protecting this magnificent place from rim to rim.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (Albuquerque, NM) $35,000.00
In 2009, the Doña Ana County Wilderness Campaign seeks to secure Wilderness designation for 320,000 acres and National Conservation Area status for 100,000 acres of wild public lands in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
Oregon Natural Desert Association (Bend, OR) $30,000.00
Lower John Day Wilderness Campaign - To protect more than 100,000 acres of Wilderness and an additional 25 miles of Wild and Scenic River in Oregon's John Day River Basin.
Pacific Rivers Council (Portland, OR) $30,000.00
The Legacy Rivers Campaign is working to secure Wild and Scenic River protections for a suite of main-stem rivers and their tributaries in Montana.
Pacific Wild (Denny Island, BC) $30,000.00
From Tar Sands to Tankers Campaign - To halt Enbridge Incorporated's proposal to construct a 1,100-km twin oil pipeline from Alberta to the BC coast, and convince the Canadian federal government to implement a permanent ban on oil tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest region.
Save Our Canyons (Salt Lake City, UT) $15,000.00
Wasatch Wilderness Campaign - To designate roughly 25,000 acres of Wilderness in the central Wasatch Mountains to permanently protect primitive recreational opportunities, water quality, natural beauty, and quality of life for the residents of Utah.
Sierra Club BC (Victoria, BC) $35,000.00
The Save the Flathead River Valley Campaign seeks an agreement from the BC government to protect the lower one-third of the Flathead River Valley as a National Park, and to establish a Wildlife Management Area in the rest of this spectacular valley.
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (Salt Lake City, UT) $25,000.00
San Rafael Swell Wilderness Campaign - To protect up to 3.5 million acres of Wilderness in Utah's San Rafael Swell, and to increase administrative protections for millions of acres of public land by settling ongoing litigation.
The Wilderness Society of Idaho (Boise, ID) $25,000.00
Clearwater Basin Campaign - To engage in a collaborative process Wilderness, rivers and backcountry values in Idaho's Clearwater Basin. The Clearwater is home to 1.2 million acres of Inventoried Roadless Areas and 2,200 miles of rivers eligible for federal Wild and Scenic designation
Trust for Public Land (Montpelier, VT) $30,000.00
Campaign for the Northern Green Mountains - To permanently protect 6,700 acres of Vermont's Northern Green Mountains including several miles of the Long Trail and other hiking and skiing paths.
Utah Rivers Council (Salt Lake City, UT) $25,000.00
Utah Wild & Scenic River Campaign - To protect the Utah stretches of the Green River and Colorado river and their major tributaries through Congressional legislation to grant Wild and Scenic River protection to these aquatic ecosystems.
Washington Wilderness Coalition (Seattle, WA) $20,000.00
The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Campaign will inform and mobilize local support to protect 22,000 acres of public landsas additions to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and designate the Pratt River as Wild and Scenic.
WaterWatch of Oregon (Portland, OR) $15,000.00
Free the Rogue Campaign - To complete the removal of the two remaining major dams on the lower Rogue River in the next two years, freeing the lower 157 miles of the river from recreational and fish passage barriers, boosting salmon and steelhead runs by an estimated 114,000 fish and finalizing the largest instream transfer of water in Oregon's history to protect streamflows in the Rogue forever.
Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR) $30,000.00
The Wildlife Corridor Protection Project will secure protection for wildlife corridors on public lands throughout the West, ensuring that wildlife have safe passages through increasingly developed areas.
Western Rivers Conservancy (Portland, OR) $30,000.00
The Murtha Ranch Acquisition Campaign will achieve permanent protection for 16,000 acres of riparian and shrub-steppe habitat along 16 miles of the lower John Day River in Oregon.
Wyoming Outdoor Council (Lander, WY) $20,000.00
The Wyoming Range Campaign will halt energy leases issued on 100,000 acres of public land in the Wyoming Range, safeguarding a haven for Wyoming families, outdoor adventure and wildlife.
Yaak Valley Forest Council (Troy, MT) $25,000.00
Yaak Wilderness and Protected Areas Campaign - To secure permanent protection for 97,271 acres of wildlands in Montana's Yaak Valley, including Wilderness designation for 30,000 acres of the Roderick Roadless Area, and non-motorized protection for 98.5 miles of trails and at least 13 backcountry lakes.