Achieving landscape and wildlife protection through community engagement and empowerment.
Please Note: After 25 years of grantmaking, we have closed our doors. Learn more here.
There is a powerful connection between people and the critical landscapes that nourish the Northwest’s ecosystems and communities. Our investments in this program served the larger goal of engaging citizens and communicating their conservation interests to decision-makers.
Priorities for funding were grounded in the science of conservation biology, as well as the social and political sciences. These grants addressed the pressing challenge of maintaining the ecological viability of our regional landscapes.
Resting at the crossroads between the Rockies and the Cascades, connecting forested and shrub-steppe ecosystems, this fast-growing region is home to a diverse and active population with increasing influence on statewide policies.
A key north-south wildlife corridor stretching from the Canadian Central Rockies to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, this landscape ranges from rolling prairies to steep mountain walls to wide glaciated valleys.
A rare east-west linkage zone between the Yellowstone and Salmon-Selway ecoregions, spanning low elevation wetlands and high alpine terrain, this region is tremendously important to the continued viability of many species and faces increasing pressures from irresponsible development.
By the time we closed our doors in 2020, we aimed to see: