Alaska Wilderness League

Alaska Wilderness League has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2000.

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Alaska Wilderness League Grant history

2016

$50,000 - For general support to advance conservation for public lands and waters in Alaska. Place-based conservation

2006

$3,000 - For support of Alaskan wilderness areas from threats from gas and oil development. Opportunity fund

2006

$30,000 - To defend Alaska's wildlands from logging, mining and energy development while increasing organizational capacity. Place-based conservation

2005

$35,000 - To defend Alaska's wildlands from logging, mining and energy development while increasing AWL's organizational capacity. Place-based conservation

2004

$40,000 - To defend Alaska's wildlands from logging, mining and energy development. Place-based conservation

2003

$40,000 - To protect the wildlands, fisheries and wildlife resources of Alaska. Place-based conservation

2001

$80,000 - To protect the wildlands, fisheries and wildlife resources of Alaska and improve logistical support to Alaska's regional conservation groups. Place-based conservation

2000

$25,000 - To explore opportunities to diversity its funding base. Conservation capacity

2000

$20,000 - To support a proactive campaign to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas exploration and development Place-based conservation

2000

$5,000 - To conduct media in support of the Arctic Monument campaign. Place-based conservation

2000

$300,000 - To develop a membership program. Conservation capacity

Alaska Wilderness League Successes

Obama bans drilling in parts of the Arctic Ocean

Obama bans drilling in parts of the Arctic Ocean

President Barack Obama announced that he is withdrawing most of the Arctic Ocean from future oil and gas leasing under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect critical habitat from oil spills, to aid the transition to a clean energy future, and to help the United States meet the carbon reduction goals necessary to avert the worst effects of global climate change. Brainerd grantees Earthjustice, the Alaska Wilderness League, and Trustees for Alaska deserve much credit for this win.