CONSERVATION ALLIANCE TESTIFIES FOR MOUNT HOOD WILDERNESS

Conservation Alliance Executive Director John Sterling testified at a Senate hearing today in support of legislation that would protect wilderness and wild rivers on Oregon’s iconic Mount Hood. The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Act, introduced by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith, would designate 128,000 acres of land on the Mount Hood…

OUTDOOR BUSINESSES SHOW SUPPORT FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS

Representatives from five Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Industry Association members met with Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) to voice their support for wilderness designations for backcountry areas in Rocky Mountain National Park. The meeting came as Senator Salazar and his colleague Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) are developing a proposal that would protect roughly 249,000 acres within…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE AWARDS $350,000 IN GRANTS TO 13 ORGANIZATIONS

The Conservation Alliance sent checks totaling $350,000 to 13 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliance’s first disbursal of funding for 2007, and represent the largest single funding round in the organization’s history. By a vote of the group’s 135 member companies, The Conservation Alliance made donations to…

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE PROMOTION TO BENEFIT THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

Outside magazine named The Conservation Alliance as the beneficiary of a special initiative tied to its first ever “Green Revolution” issue. The magazine will donate one dollar of each April issue sold on newsstands* to The Conservation Alliance to support the group’s efforts to protect wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE BENEFIT AD AUCTION RAISES $205,000

The Conservation Alliance “Ads for the Earth” benefit auction raised $205,210.40, all of which will go into the group’s fund to support organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The online auction consisted of ad space donated by Backpacker, Climbing, Canoe & Kayak, GearTrends, National Geographic Adventure, Outdoor Business, Outside, and Sierra magazines….

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE ENDS 2006 WITH BIG VICTORIES IN NEVADA, MONTANA

Wrapping up a spectacular year, Conservation Alliance grantees scored two major victories in December, protecting 558,000 acres of federal land in Eastern Nevada and closing Montana’s spectacular Rocky Mountain Front to new oil and gas leasing. Grantee Nevada Wilderness Project (www.wildnevada.org) led the effort to secure Wilderness designation for lands in Nevada’s White Pine County,…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE GRANTEES SCORE VICTORY IN NEW ENGLAND ADDING TO BANNER YEAR

Adding to a string of conservation success stories this year, Conservation Alliance grantees secured permanent protection for 76,000 acres of federal land in New Hampshire and Vermont. This victory is the fifth significant accomplishment for Alliance grantees in 2006. President Bush signed today the New England Wilderness Act. The bill protects 42,000 acres in Vermont’s…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE GRANTEE SCORES MAJOR VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA

A Conservation Alliance grantee, the California Wild Heritage Campaign (www.californiawild.org), has scored a major conservation victory in California. The Alliance and individual member companies played an active role in the Campaign’s effort to secure Wilderness designation for 273,000 acres of federal land on the state’s North Coast. Congress passed the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage…

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE MEMBERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR IDAHO WILDERNESS

A group of four Conservation Alliance members traveled to Washington DC to talk to members of Congress about the importance of securing new Wilderness designations in Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Mountains. Representatives from Cascade Designs, Chaco, Outdoor Industry Association, and The Conservation Alliance spent two days in meetings with 12 Congressional offices to show support for…