Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society BC Chapter

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada's grassroots voice for wilderness. Founded in 1963, CPAWS has helped protect over 400,000 square kilometres of threatened areas. The British Columbia Chapter was founded in 1979, and is one of 13 CPAWS Chapters. CPAWS is a non-profit membership-based conservation organization, and it remains the only national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to protecting Canada's wilderness heritage.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2001.

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Grant history

2016

$2,500 - To support the organization's participation in the IUCN's World Conservation Congress this fall. Opportunity fund

2015

$3,000 - To establish a national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen area in collaboration with First Nations. Opportunity fund

2012

$3,000 - To attend a Treaty 8 Association Boreal Caribou Workshop. Opportunity fund

2011

$3,000 - To design a communications plan for a new wilderness protection campaign in B.C. Opportunity fund

2010

$2,200 - To fund a helicopter tour for chiefs and elders of the Moose Valley--an area already damaged by the Kemess North mine prior to its proposed expansion. Opportunity fund

2008

$3,000 - To encourage and facilitate community and ENGO support for a campaign to develop a viable provincial parks system by 2011. Opportunity fund

2007

$3,000 - To support an evalution of the proposed Kemess mine by the Kwadacha First Nation. Opportunity fund

2006

$20,000 - For general support to protect British Columbia's wild ecosystems in parks and wilderness areas. Place-based conservation

2004

$35,000 - For general support to bolster conservation campaigns in Northern and Southern B.C., and to strengthen CPAWS-BC's financial, fundraising, communications, advocacy and organizational capacity building plans. Place-based conservation

2002

$50,000 - To support the group's B.C. chapter in holding on to the gains that protect provincial parks, build a donor base, and support a transition to a new executive director. Conservation capacity

2001

$3,000 - To present a case for maintaining BC's park system which is facing funding cuts from the new government. Opportunity fund