In 2011 the Conservation Alliance awarded $1,050,000 in grants to 35 organizations.
Access Fund (Boulder, CO) $25,000.00
Jailhouse Rock Acquisition Campaign - To secure permanent public access to and long-term conservation of Jailhouse Rock climbing area near Sonora, California.
Adirondack Mountain Club (Lake George NY) $30,000.00
Campaign to Protect our Public Lands from Mining & Drilling - To secure the highest level of environmental and resource protection for Allegany State Park and New York State Forests through the purchase of sub-surface rights by the state; or through the passage of new legislation that prevents hydro-fracking mining from taking place within park boundaries.
Alaska Wilderness League (Washington, DC) $35,000.00
Preserve the Reserve Campaign - To ensure eight Special Areas in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve with the highest wilderness and wildlife values are granted the strongest possible protection by the Obama Administration by the end of 2012.
American River Conservancy (Coloma, CA) $30,000.00
Gold Hill Ranch Aquisition - To permanently preserve 227 acres of riparian, wetland and oak woodland habitat, significant cultural resources and will grant public access to more than 1.5 miles of recreation trail near the South Fork American River.
American Rivers (Seattle, WA) $20,000.00
North Cascades Wild and Scenic Rivers Campaign - To permanently protect more than 150 miles of rivers and tributaries in the North Cascades, and ensure that their related ecological, recreational, and cultural values are protected through federal designations under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Appalachian Mountain Club (Boston, MA) $25,000.00
Campaign to Protect Maine's 100-mile Wilderness Region - To acquire and protect 30,000 acres of new conservation lands adjacent to both the Appalachian Trail and AMC’s 66,500 acres of existing conservation lands in the 100-mile Wilderness region of Maine.
Audubon Alaska (Anchorage, AK ) $35,000.00
Western Arctic Campaign - To ensure the Bureau of Land Management adopts a management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve that conserves Teshekpuk Lake, the Utukok Uplands, Kasegaluk Lagoon, the Colville River, and other exemplary places through exclusions and other restrictions on oil and gas development.
California Wilderness Coalition (Oakland, CA) $35,000.00
California Wilderness Campaign - To permanently protect more than 1,825,000 acres and 226 miles of streams in the California desert, San Diego County and the Los Padres National Forest.
Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (Ottowa, ON) $30,000.00
Protecting the Great Slave Lake Campaign - To permanently protect 7.4 million acres of land in the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve near the East Arm of Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon (Whitehorse, Yukon ) $35,000.00
Peel River Watershed Campaign - To secure strong protection for all or most of the 17-million-acre Peel River watershed with significant First Nations participation in long-term policy and management.
Colorado Environmental Coalition (Denver, CO) $35,000.00
Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign - To permanently protect 350,000 acres of Colorado’s last remaining wildlands for the benefit of their wildlife populations, incredible scenery, world-class backcountry recreation opportunities, and importance to Colorado’s long-term economic prosperity.
Conservation Resource Alliance (Traverse, MI) $30,000.00
Boardman River Dam Removal Campaign - To remove four dams and restore 20 miles of the Boardman River in Michigan.
Deschutes Land Trust (Bend, OR) $30,000.00
Skyline Forest Campaign - To acquire the 33,000-acre Skyline Community Forest and protect 250,000 acres of private forestland in the east flank of the Cascade Mountains.
Dogwood Initiative (Victoria, BC) $30,000.00
Coast Oil Tanker Campaign - To secure a legislated ban on oil tankers in coastal British Columbia, thereby stopping current and future proposed oil tanker projects, including the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal, a gas pipline and terminal project planned for BC's coastal Great Bear Rainforest.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust (Grand Lake Stream, ME ) $35,000.00
West Grand Lake Community Forest - To permanently protect 21,700 acres as a community forest, maintaining the community’s heritage as an outstanding destination for outdoor recreation and supporting a natural-resource-based economy.
Friends of the River (Sacramento, CA ) $25,000.00
Wild Rivers Campaign - To secure Wild and Scenic designations for nearly 380 miles of rivers in California.
Grand Canyon Wildlands Council (Flagstaff AZ) $30,000.00
North Kaibab National Monument - To designate the North Kaibab/Theodore Roosevelt National Monument/Wildlife Conservation Area in Arizona.
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (Bozeman, MT) $30,000.00
Absaroka Beartooth Front Protection Project - Protection of the 3.3-million-acre Absaroka Beartooth Front, including an energy withdrawal from critical wildlife habitat and migration corridors.
Idaho Conservation League (Boise, ID ) $30,000.00
Boulder-White Cloud Mountains Wilderness Campaign - To secure permanent protection for more than 300,000 acres of extraordinary wildlands in Idaho’s Boulder and White Cloud Mountains through the passage of a wilderness bill now being considered by Congress.
International Mountain Bicycling Association (Boulder, CO) $20,000.00
White River National Forest Campaign - To permanently protect high-quality lands in Colorado’s White River National Forest through federal designations that are companions to Wilderness protections, and to use the protocol developed to create this legislation to protect additional acreage surrounding Wilderness areas throughout the country.
Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center (Ashland, OR) $30,000.00
Wild Rogue Campaign - To protect 60,000 acres of roadless wildlands and tributary streams of the Lower Rogue River basin under the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Acts.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (Albuquerque, NM) $30,000.00
Otero Mesa National Monument Campaign - To build statewide and local support to secure National Monument status for the 1-million-acre Otero Mesa in New Mexico.
Oregon Natural Desert Association (Bend, OR) $35,000.00
John Day Wilderness Campaign - To secure wilderness protection for 17,000 acres of public land along the lower John Day River by 2012, an additional 60,000 acres of public land by 2014, and secure a Wild and Scenic River recommendation for 30 miles of river in the John Day Basin in 2011.
Our Ocean (Portland, OR) $30,000.00
Oregon Marine Heritage Campaign - To designate and implement Oregon's first-ever, coast-wide network of at least six ecologically significant marine reserves and protected areas.
Pacific Rivers Council (Portland, OR) $30,000.00
Campaign for Montana's Headwaters - To protect and restore Montana's best remaining rivers and their watersheds for future generations of people and aquatic species.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation (Sidney, BC ) $30,000.00
unspOILed Initiative - To defeat the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline and tanker proposal, keeping coastal British Columbia unspoiled.
Rivers Without Borders (Clinton, WA) $25,000.00
Taku Watershed Conservation Campaign - To secure a Critical Habitat designation for the Taku River watershed, keeping it wild and fully intact by preventing mining and associated development activities.
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (Hazelton, BC ) $30,000.00
Sacred Headwaters Campaign - To permanently safeguard 1 million acres in the remote headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine watersheds from Royal Dutch Shell's proposed coalbed methane development.
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Concord, NH) $25,000.00
Mount Monadnock Royce Property Acquisition - To permanently protect the 52-acre "hole in the donut" of conservation land on the flank of Mt. Monadnock, the most popular hiking destination in North America, for public access and recreational enjoyment.
Surfrider Foundation (San Clemente, CA ) $35,000.00
Saving Naples Campaign - To permanently protect the Naples “township” site from urban or suburban development and, in conjunction with the remainder of the Gaviota Coast, retain it as rural and undeveloped coastal land used solely for public recreation, rangeland and agricultural purposes.
The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter (Concord, NH) $30,000.00
Green Hills Preserve Expansion Project - To acquire 1314 acres of forest land and wetlands in the Green Hills, located near the entrance to the Mount Washington Valley, an important addition to the Green Hills Preserve, a nearly 6,000 acre block of contiguous wildlife habitat.
The Wilderness Society of Idaho (Boise, ID) $30,000.00
Clearwater Basin Wilderness Campaign - To protect a minimum of 500,000 acres of lands in the Clearwater Basin through wilderness and other congressional designations, and to protect a minimum of 200 miles of river under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.
Western Rivers Conservancy (Portland, OR) $30,000.00
John Day River Project - To permanently protect the riparian and shrub-steppe habitat on more than 19,000 acres, and provide unparalleled wild land recreational experiences along 18 miles of Oregon's John Day River, the longest free-flowing river west of the Continental Divide.
Wilderness Support Center (Durango, CO ) $35,000.00
San Juan Mountains Wilderness Campaign - To secure permanent protection for 200,000 acres of special areas in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado through Wilderness and other conservation designations, specifically through the enactment of the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act and a recently-announced legislative proposal to protect the Hermosa Creek watershed outside of Durango.
Winter Wildlands Alliance (Boise, ID ) $30,000.00
Campaign to protect Yellowstone National Park - To secure permanent protection for Yellowstone National Park’s magical and fragile winter ecosystem through a management plan that emphasizes sustainable, human-powered access and minimizes noise and exhaust from over-snow vehicle traffic; to permanently protect the Boulder White Clouds through wilderness designation; and to establish winter non-motorized areas on Togwotee Pass and Lolo Pass.