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The Flathead River is home to many rare fish species that depend upon its world-renowned clean, clear water. This image was taken during the 2009 Flathead RAVE, a project of the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Flathead Wild team. Photo provided by Michael Ready, for Sierra Club BC.

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Mobilizing Resources: Growing Leadership

The Brainerd Foundation frequently supports nontraditional partnerships that cross cultural and philosophical lines. We believe bridging such differences is necessary to address conservation issues effectively.

The Brainerd Foundation is sunsetting. Learn more about what this means for our grantees and our giving in the next few years.
 Photo by Gordon Darrow.

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