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Policy gains that ensure protection of our region's air, land, and water.Learn more »
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Landscape and wildlife protection through community engagement and empowerment.Learn more »
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Building upon past investments and growing the next generation of conservation.Learn more »
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Federal protections have been restored to a population of grizzly bears living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, effectively calling off grizzly hunts in Wyoming and Idaho. The U.S. District Court ruling identified the isolation of the Yellowstone grizzlies as a key factor, labeling the Trump administration's analysis of future threats to the population as "arbitrary and capricious."Go »
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Canada's National Energy Board had approved expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, claiming the acknowledged likely negative impact on critically endangered southern-resident killer whales was beyond it's scope. The national Court of Appeals disagrees, revoking approval of the project, a ruling hailed on both sides of the border by First Nations, U.S. tribes, environmental advocates.Go »
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Community groups, represented by Earthjustice, won key protections that safeguard the public and first responders from chemical disasters. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Environmental Protection AgencyĂ˘€™s (EPA) delay of implementation of EPAĂ˘€™s Chemical Disaster Rule was unlawful. Industry will now need to implement the life-saving protections of that rule.Go »
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In this Chronicle of Philanthropy opinion piece, our founder, Paul Brainerd, shares his grantmaking philosophy. He advises grantmakers to make space for honest dialogue with grantees, look for the gaps, and invest in leadership potential.Go »
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After 23 years, moving an office is about more than furniture and boxes. For our co-director, Keiki Kehoe, it was also about reflecting on more than two decades of work and experiencing firsthand what our grantees have been telling us for a while now -- that the very nature of the workplace is changing.Go »
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Our founder Paul Brainerd was featured in this special GeekWire series focused on important community issues, innovative solutions to societal challenges, and people and nonprofit groups making an impact through technology.Go »