The Wildlife Conservation Society's mission is to save wildlife and wild lands by understanding and resolving critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems around the world. WSC combines science, international conservation, education and management to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity. WSC's North America Program supports the organization's mission by sustaining and restoring at-risk wildlife populations, their critical habitats and the underlying ecological processes that support them on the continent's last great wildlands.
Wildlife Conservation Society was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2007 to 2015.
$40,000 - To ensure wildlife connectivity and reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the High Divide. Place-based conservation
$90,000 - To ensure wildlife connectivity and reduce human-wildlife conflicts in Montana’s Big Hole River Valley and neighboring watersheds and to promote wildlife connectivity in the Flathead region of the Southern Canadian Rockies. Place-based conservation
$80,000 - To ensure wildlife connectivity and reduce human-wildlife conflicts in Montana's Big Hole River Valley. Place-based conservation
$41,000 - To integrate landscape level information on wildlife and sustainability into county planning efforts in the High Divide. Place-based conservation
$45,000 - To integrate landscape level information on wildlife and sustainability into county planning and development decisionmaking in the High Divide of Montana and Idaho. Place-based conservation
$25,000 - To develop and implement a conservation program to save wildlife linkage habitats across the High Divide. Place-based conservation
A recent article in Western Confluence magazine shines the spotlight on several Brainerd grantees, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Ruby Valley Conservation District, Headwaters Economics, the Blackfoot Challenge, and People and Carnivores. The author offers an excellent analysis of the absolute necessity of factoring in working lands in wildlife conservation and demonstrates the solutions-based work of ranchers in the High Divide, one of the Brainerd Foundation's place-based focus areas.