Businesses Invest $775,000 to Secure Protections for North America’s Wild Places

March 29, 2022

19 Grassroots Conservation Groups Received Funding in the Winter 2022 Grant Cycle

BEND, Ore. (March 29, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The Conservation Alliance sent grants totaling $775,000 to organizations working to protect wild places across North America. Funding will help conservation groups in 13 states and provinces secure new land and water protections. Projects include three Indigenous-led projects in British Columbia, Utah, and Washington.

The Conservation Alliance works with more than 270 member companies to identify important conservation projects that seek to protect wildlife habitat and access to recreation. Each member company contributes annual dues to a central grant fund, and funding is disbursed twice annually to the grassroots groups working to secure these protections.

Organization Project Name  Grant 
Aboriginal Outfitters sic cwix (New River) $ 50,000
CalWild Central Coast Heritage Protection Act / NW Mountains and Rivers $ 50,000
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia Establishing New Protected Areas in Northern BC $ 40,000
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Yukon More than just gold: Protecting the Dawson region $ 20,000
Central Oregon LandWatch Save Skyline Forest $ 30,000
Conservation Lands Foundation Campaign for the Gila River, Wild and Scenic $ 45,000
Dene Kayeh Institute Dena K’eh Kusan – We Will Always Be Here $ 50,000
Friends Of Cedar Mesa The Lands Between $ 50,000
Hispanic Access Foundation Chaparral Pacific Crest National Monument and Riverside County Campaign $ 50,000
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) Greater Chaco Protection Campaign $ 50,000
Northeast Wilderness Trust Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve $ 35,000
Oregon Wild An Historic Opportunity to Protect Oregon’s Rivers $ 50,000
Outdoor Alliance Protecting North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures $ 35,000
SalmonState BLM Wildlands Campaign $ 45,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness Protection $ 35,000
The Wilderness Society The Gunnison Public Lands Initiative $ 45,000
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Protecting Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands $ 45,000
Virginia Wilderness Committee Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area Project $ 15,000
Winter Wildlands Alliance Save Teton And Mill Creek Canyons From Commercial Resort Development $ 35,000

Total    $775,000  

About The Conservation Alliance:
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of 275 like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands, and climbing areas throughout North America. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation. Since 1989, we have contributed more than $27,370,000 in grants to conservation organizations whose collective efforts have helped protect 73 million acres of land and 3,580 miles of rivers; stop or remove 37 dams; acquire 21 climbing areas; and designate five marine reserves. For complete information about The Conservation Alliance, visit www.conservationalliance.com.



Julie Evans

Verde Brand Communications