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The Conservation Alliance Announces 2022 Summer Grant Recipients

September 27, 2022

Awards $690,000 in Grants to 16 Organizations

Bend, Ore. (September 27, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The Conservation Alliance is excited to present the recipients of its Summer 2022 Grants. In this cycle, $690,000 in grants were dispersed to 16 organizations working to protect outdoor spaces and wild places throughout North America. To date, they have awarded $1.8 million in 2022 and are on track to award $2.2 million by the end of this year, matching an all-time grant-giving high for the organization.

The Alliance evaluated 50 proposals before narrowing the field to the 16 recipients. Grantees were chosen by The Conservation Alliance member companies through a nomination and voting process. Four conservation groups – United Tribes of Bristol Bay, Colorado Wildlands Project, Dolores River Boating Advocates, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – are working on priority campaigns.

“The strength of The Conservation Alliance comes from our member companies, whose annual dues fund our grant programs. We hope the infusion of capital into these land and water conservation projects, that are so critical to preserving wild places across the continent, paired with our collective advocacy will be the boost these projects need to get across the finish line,” said Shoren Brown, interim Executive Director at The Conservation Alliance.

The 16 projects are located across 12 American states – Vermont, Minnesota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington – and one Canadian province – British Columbia.

The Conservation Alliance works with 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.

Projects funded in this grant cycle are as follows:

Organization

Project Name

Grant

American Whitewater Western Rivers Conservation $50,000
Backcountry Hunters Boundary Waters Protection $45,000
Colorado Wildlands Project Dolores River Canyons Protection Campaign $35,000
Columbia Land Trust Nestwood Forest $40,000
Dolores River Boating Advocates Dolores River Protection Campaign/Coordination, Leadership, Organizing $40,000
Environmental Law and Policy Center Seizing Opportunities to Achieve New and Expanded National Wilderness $40,000
Grand Canyon Trust Permanently Protecting the Grand Canyon Region from Uranium Mining. $40,000
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Grand Staircase-Escalante Resource Protections $49,500
Great Basin Water Network Save the Swamp Cedars $45,000
Idaho Rivers United Salmon River Wild and Scenic Campaigns $36,500
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Seymour Creek Big Hole River Acquisition $50,000
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition Gwininitxw Protected Area $45,000
The Connecticut River Conservancy Blake Higgins Dam removal $34,000
Trust for Public Land Roaring Branch: Protecting the Appalachian Trail Corridor $40,000
United Tribes of Bristol Bay Permanent Protections for Bristol Bay Watershed $50,000
Wild Salmon Center Tillamook Legacy Campaign $50,000

Total $690,000

About The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of 270 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.

Please direct media inquiries to Matt Medendorp at matt.medendorp@backbone.media.