Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, NM  Photo: Mike Groves
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, NM Photo: Mike Groves
Success Stories

Since inception in 1989, Conservation Alliance funding has helped save more than 42 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,825 miles of rivers; stop or remove 26 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase nine climbing areas.

 

 Successes

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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

California Wilderness Coalition

Result 346,177 acres protected
Year 2014

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Result 496,330 acres protected
Year 2014

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Point Arena-Stornetta

Conservation Lands Foundation

Result 1,664 acres protected
Year 2014

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Southern Adirondack Park

Adirondack Council

Result 8,451 acres protected
Year 2014

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New York State Forests

Adirondack Mountain Club

Result 700,000 acres protected
Year 2014

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Androscoggin River

Trust for Public Land

Result 18,286 acres protected
Year 2014

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National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska

Alaska Wilderness League & Audubon Alaska

Result 11,000,000 acres protected
Year 2013

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Hurdygurdy Creek

Smith River Alliance

Result 3,317 acres protected
Year 2013

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Wenatchee Foothills

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Result 2,562 acres protected
Year 2013

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Hanna-Tintina

West Coast Environmental Law

Result 58,568 acres protected
Year 2013

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Consumnes River Canyon

American River Conservancy

Result 1,059 acres & 1.5 river miles protected
Year 2013

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Castle Crags Campaign

Wilderness Land Trust

Result 1,257 acres protected
Year 2013

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Cross Mountain Canyon

Western Rivers Conservancy

Result 2.5 river miles & 920 acres protected
Year 2013

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Rocky Fork Tract

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Result 10,000 acres protected
Year 2013

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Crocker Mountain

The Trust for Public Land

Result 12,046 acres protected
Year 2013

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Boardman Dam Removal

Conservation Resource Alliance

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2013

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Barre Town Forest

Trust for Public Land

Result 355 acres protected
Year 2013

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East Fork Headwaters

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Result 2,099 acres acquired
Year 2013

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Bolton Valley

Vermont Land Trust

Result 1,200 acres protected
Year 2013

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Sacred Headwaters

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

Result 1,000,000 acres protected
Year 2013

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West Grand Lake Forest

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Result 21,870 acres protected
Year 2013

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Yellowstone Winter Plan

Winter Wildlands Alliance

Result Yellowstone Winter Visitation Plan
Year 2013

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Royce Land Acquisition

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Result 55 acres protected
Year 2012

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Southern Gunks Greenway

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Result 514 acres protected
Year 2012

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Utah’s Redrock Country

Earthjustice

Result 77 oil and gas leases halted
Year 2012

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John Day River

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Result 37 river miles protected
Year 2012

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Upper Hudson Woodlands

Adirondack Council

Result 69,000 acres protected
Year 2012

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Save the Roan Plateau

The Campaign to Save Roan Plateau

Result 55,000 acres protected from oil & gas development
Year 2012

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Gold Hill Ranch

American River Conservancy

Result 272 acres & 1.5 river miles protected
Year 2012

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Oregon Marine Reserves

Our Ocean

Result 3 marine reserves designated
Year 2012

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Uranium Mining Ban

Grand Canyon Trust

Result 1,000,000 acres protected
Year 2012

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Upper Colorado River

American Whitewater

Result 70 river miles protected
Year 2011

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Stop Mountaintop Removal

Appalachian Voices

Result 2,300 acres & 6 river miles protected
Year 2011

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White Rocks Acquisition

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Result 840 acres protected
Year 2011

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Jailhouse Rock

Access Fund

Result 1 climbing area acquired
Year 2011

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Adirondack Park

Adirondack Council

Result 90,000 acres protected
Year 2011

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Oregon Marine Reserves

Our Ocean

Result 2,496 acres protected
Year 2011

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Flathead River Valley

Sierra Club of BC

Result 400,000 acres protected
Year 2011

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Condit Dam Breach

American Whitewater

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2011

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John Day River Project

Western Rivers Conservancy

Result 16,114 acres protected
Year 2011

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Connecticut Watershed

Trust for Public Lands

Result 4,682 acres protected
Year 2011

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Yukon Flats Refuge

Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Result 110,000 acres protected
Year 2010

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Wild Waters

Wild Earth Guardians

Result 1,400,000 acres & 700 river miles protected
Year 2010

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Piscataquis Preserve

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Result 1,200 acres protected
Year 2010

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Alleghany State Park

Adirondack Mountain Club

Result 55,250 acres protected
Year 2010

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Gold Ray Dam

WaterWatch

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2010

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Adirondack Lands

Adirondack Council

Result 92,000 acres protected
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Northern Green Mountains

Trust for Public Land

Result 5,727 acres protected
Year 2010

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Index Lower Town Wall

Washington Climbers Coalition

Result 1 climbing area acquired
Year 2010

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Dillsboro Dam

American Whitewater

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2010

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Alpine Lakes

Cascade Land Conservancy

Result 480 acres protected
Year 2009

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Upper West Bolton Cliff

CRAG Vermont

Result 1 climbing area protected
Year 2009

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Savage Rapids Dam

WaterWatch of Oregon

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2009

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Metolius River Basin

Central Oregon LandWatch

Result 500,000-acres protected
Year 2009

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Nahanni Wilderness

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society

Result 7,000,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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Virgin River

Utah Rivers Council

Result 165 river miles protected
Year 2009

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Wyoming Range

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Result 1,200,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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Campaign for the Snake Headwaters

Snake River Headwaters

Result 387 river miles protected
Year 2009

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West Virginia Wilderness

West Virginia Wilderness Coalition

Result 37,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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Virginia Wilderness

Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition

Result 55,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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Badlands Wilderness

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Result 30,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Result 8,600 acres protected
Year 2009

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Mount Hood Wilderness

Oregon Wild

Result 128,000 acres & 80 river miles protected
Year 2009

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Copper Salmon Wilderness

Oregon Wild

Result 13,700 acres protected
Year 2009

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Owyhee Canyonlands

The Wilderness Society - Idaho

Result 517,000 acres & 315 river miles protected
Year 2009

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Dominguez Canyon, CO

Western Colorado Congress

Result 200,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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RMNP Wilderness, CO

Colorado Environmental Coalition

Result 250,000 acres protected
Year 2009

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CA Desert Wilderness

California Wilderness Coalition & Friends of the River

Result 195,000 acres & 31 river miles protected
Year 2009

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E. Sierra Wilderness

California Wilderness Coalition & Friends of the River

Result 450,000 acres & 73 river miles protected
Year 2009

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Rogue River Dam Removal

WaterWatch

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2008

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Laurel Knob

Carolina Climbers Coalition

Result 1 climbing area acquired & 50 acres protected
Year 2007

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Wapack Wilderness

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Result 1200 acres protected
Year 2007

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Rocky Mountain Front

Montana Wilderness Association

Result 350,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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Nevada Wilderness

Nevada Wilderness Project

Result 558,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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New England Wilderness

Appalachian Mountain Club & Forest Watch

Result 76,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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Lost Coast Wilderness

California Wild Heritage Campaign

Result 275,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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Cedar Mountains, Utah

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Result 100,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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Great Bear Rainforest

Raincoast Conservation Society

Result 4,400,000 acres protected
Year 2006

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Chipeta Dam Removal

North Fork River Improvement Association

Result 1 dam removed
Year 2006

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Oregon’s Badlands

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Result 30,000 acres protected
Year 2005

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Arctic Refuge

Alaska Wilderness League

Result oil drilling halted
Year 2005

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Nevada Wilderness

Nevada Wilderness Project

Result 760,000 acres protected
Year 2004

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Castleton Tower

Utah Open Lands

Result 221 acres protected
Year 2002

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Reports

Boundary Waters, MN  Photo: Steve Piragis
Boundary Waters, MN Photo: Steve Piragis
summer 2014

Grant Announcement

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Spring 2014

Grantee Update

Learn about how our funding is being put to work.

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winter 2014

Grant Announcement

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 2014

2013 Annual Report

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