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Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, January 8, 2016/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, marine life, sustainability, environment

McCullough Gulch Proposed Tenmile Wilderness, CO (credit: John Fielder, The Conservation Alliance)  

Our corporate partner, The Conservation Alliance, announced a list of awardees during their most recent bi-annual funding cycle. TCA contributed nearly $800,000 to environmental, conservation, and restoration projects during Summer 2015. The Alliance contributed this support made by donations from their corportate membership. TCA's members now total more than 180 companies representing manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers within the national and international outdoor industry.

A couple of the Awardees include:

Continental Divide Campaign to secure landscape-scale protections for conservation and recreation on 60,000 acres in Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains;

The Loreto Project to secure a designation by the Mexican government to permanently protect 5,000 acres in Loreto, Baja for a marine sanctuary and reserve;

Fielder and Wimer Dam Removal where removing two dams in SW Oregon restored 70 miles of high quality fisheries habitat to Evans Creek, a tributary of the Rogue River.

The list of TCA grantees is here with project descriptions and total funding.

Besides project grant support from the Alliance, TCA is actively working to garner state and federal support for establishing new national monuments. These efforts are is particularly significant as 2016 is the 100th Anniversery for establishing the National Park Service.

Of special concern is to create a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Mounment to conserve lands adjacent to the park which face inappropriate developments. The Grand Canyon has become a poster-child for 'parks in peril' and they need everyone's help for all future enjoyement and conservation.


                 Grand Canyon National Park in Peril  (credit: National Parks Conservation Association)

Here is one initiative where anyone who enjoys visiting a national park or monument can particpate by signing a letter of support to Congress or the President or by making a donation directly to TCA for their ongoing monument designation and conservation efforts.



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