Conservation Alliance Contributes $550,000 in Grants

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Conservation AllianceThe Conservation Alliance sent grants totaling $550,000 to 18 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliance’s second funding disbursal for 2011, and brought the year’s funding total to a milestone $1.05 million. Since the organization’s founding in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $9.8 million to this cause.

By a vote of the group’s member companies, The Conservation Alliance made donations to 18 grassroots conservation organizations as follows:

Alaska Wilderness League, Washington, D.C.: $35,000

American Rivers, Seattle, WA: $20,000

Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA: $25,000

Audubon Alaska, Anchorage, AK: $35,000

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Whitehorse, Yukon: $35,000

Colorado Environmental Coalition, Denver, CO: $35,000

Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Stream, ME: $35,000

Friends of the River, Sacramento, CA: $25,000

Idaho Conservation League, Boise, ID: $30,000

International Mountain Bicycling Association, Boulder, CO: $20,000

Klamath-Siskyou Wildlands Center, Ashland, OR: $30,000

Oregon Natural Desert Association, Bend, OR: $35,000

Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Sidney, BC: $30,000

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, Hazelton, BC: $30,000

Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente, CA: $35,000

The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire, Concord, NH: $30,000

Wilderness Support Center, Durango, CO: $35,000

Winter Wildlands Alliance, Boise, ID: $30,000

This round of grant recipients reflects the geographic distribution of Conservation Alliance members. Conservation Alliance funds will support efforts to: secure new wilderness designations in WA, CO, OR, CA and ID; acquire wildlands in ME, CA, and NH; protect wild rivers in Canada, WA and CA; and win strict regulations on snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park.

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