Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc.

The Soda Mountain Wilderness Council's mission is to protect and promote wildlands in the Soda Mountain-Pilot Rock area where the globally significant Siskiyou Mountains join the southern Cascade Range.

Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc. has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2000.

Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc. Photo gallery

Photo courtesy of Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc.

Pilot Rock nestled in the clouds, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc.

Hiker at Hobart Overlook. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc. Grant history

2016

$10,000 - To expand and protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Grassroots fund

2015

$10,000 - To expand and protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Grassroots fund

2014

$10,000 - To expand and protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Grassroots fund

2011

$10,000 - To protect wildlands in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument area. Grassroots fund

2008

$10,000 - To support purchases (buy-outs) of cattle grazing leases to permanently protect ecologically fragile and significant wildlands. Grassroots fund

2005

$20,000 - A two year grant to seek the best protection for lands within the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. Place-based conservation

2004

$10,000 - To promote the best protection for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument lands while working to protect lands adjacent to the Monument. Place-based conservation

2004

$2,000 - To inventory and map the private land holdings of the BLM grazing lessees in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument area and to describe the zoning contraints. Opportunity fund

2001

$1,500 - To defend the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Opportunity fund

2000

$2,000 - To develop public support for designation of the Soda Mountain National Monument. Opportunity fund

Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Inc. Successes

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expanded

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expanded

President Obama announced the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon. The expansion adds 48,000 acres to the current 65,000 acres. The area is an extremely biologically rich region where the Cascade, Great Basin, and Coast Range-Klamath ecosystems come together. Brainerd grantee Soda Mountain Wilderness Council has worked tirelessly for decades to protect this unique place.

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