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Conservation Alliance Contributes $400,000 in Grants to 15 Organizations

Total grants since 1989 now more than $8 million.

Bend, Ore., — The Conservation Alliance sent grants totaling $400,000 to 15 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliance’s first funding disbursal for 2010. Since the organization’s founding in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $8.3 million.

By a vote of the group’s member companies, The Conservation Alliance made donations to 15 grassroots conservation organizations as follows:

Organization Location Amount
Adirondack
Mountain Club
Lake George, NY $25,000
Appalachian
Mountain Club
Boston, MA $25,000
Appalachian
Voices
Boone, NC $35,000
California
Wilderness Coalition
Oakland, CA $25,000
Canadian
Parks and Wilderness Society – Yukon
Ottawa, ON $35,000
Grand
Canyon Trust
Flagstaff, AZ $30,000
Idaho
Rivers United
Boise, ID $25,000
Montana
Wilderness Association
Helena, MT $25,000
Our Ocean Portland, OR $30,000
Rivers
Without Borders
Port Townsend, WA $20,000
Save
Our Wild Salmon
Seattle, WA $25,000
Southern
Appalachian Forest Coalition
Asheville, NC $30,000
Washington
Climbers Coalition
Seattle, WA $15,000
Wilderness
Support Center
Durango, CO $30,000
Winter
Wildlands Alliance
Boise, ID $25,000
Total $400,000

“We’re thrilled to start the year with such a terrific collection of grants,” said John Sterling, Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. “These projects stand a great chance of succeeding over the next several years, adding to the inventory of special places that will be permanently saved for habitat and outdoor recreation.”

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 Colorado, California, Montana, and Tennessee; protect wild rivers in Idaho, California, and Alaska; protect parks in New York and Arizona; purchase a climbing crag in Washington; and end mountaintop removal mining in the Southeastern US.

Each project was first nominated for funding by a Conservation Alliance member company.
“Our members care deeply about the wildlands in their backyards,” said Sterling. “We’re proud that our funding program gives them the ability to contribute real dollars to protecting those places.”

Click here for a complete overview of each grant.

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