The Conservation Alliance – an organization dedicated to harnessing the collective power of business and outdoor communities to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places – has announced their Winter 2022 grant cycle recipients, ultimately investing $775,000 across 19 projects and helping conservation groups in 13 states and provinces secure new land and water protections across North America.
Founded in 1989 by outdoor industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, the organization now has over 270 member companies and has contributed more than $27 million to grassroots conservation groups throughout North America.
This latest round of grants recipients include:
- Aboriginal Outfitters: Project: sic cwix (New River)
- CalWild; Project: Central Coast Heritage Protection Act / NW Mountains and Rivers
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia; Project: Establishing New Protected Areas in Northern BC
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Yukon; Project: More than just gold: Protecting the Dawson region
- Central Oregon LandWatch; Project: Save Skyline Forest
- Conservation Lands Foundation; Project: Campaign for the Gila River, Wild and Scenic
- Dene Kayeh Institute; Project: Dena K’eh Kusan – We Will Always Be Here
- Friends Of Cedar Mesa; Project: The Lands Between
- Hispanic Access Foundation; Project: Chaparral Pacific Crest National Monument and Riverside County Campaign
- New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild); Project: Greater Chaco Protection Campaign
- Northeast Wilderness Trust; Project: Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve
- Oregon Wild; Project: An Historic Opportunity to Protect Oregon’s Rivers
- Outdoor Alliance; Project: Protecting North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures
- SalmonState; Project: BLM Wildlands Campaign
- Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance; Project: Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness Protection
- The Wilderness Society; Project: The Gunnison Public Lands Initiative
- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Project: Protecting Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands
- Virginia Wilderness Committee; Project: Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area Project
- Winter Wildlands Alliance; Project: Save Teton And Mill Creek Canyons From Commercial Resort Development
To learn more about the Conservation Alliance as well as current and future investments, visit their website.
Cover Photo: Mikaela Marion / Courtesy of grantee Aboriginal Outfitters