Conservation Spotlight: Winter 2013 Conservation Alliance Grants Announced!


The following news was shared by our friends at The Conservation Alliance. Congratulations to all grantees, and thank you for all you do to protect the world we play in! Links were added by editor.

The Conservation Alliance Winter 2013 Grant Announcement

Sent Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM

We are pleased to announce the results of The Conservation Alliance Winter 2013 Funding Cycle.  We have awarded $750,000 to the 20 organizations listed below.  We plan to contribute $1.5 million in 2013. Many great conservation opportunities lie ahead, and we are excited to be able to support these important initiatives. Please check out the full summary of the Winter 2013 Funding Cycle by clicking here.

Winter 2013 Grants

Access Fund: Boulder CO — $40,000

Adirondack Mountain Club: Lake George NY – $50,000

American River Conservancy: Coloma, CA – $35,000

Appalachian Mountain Club: Boston, MA – $25,000

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society: Whitehorse, Yukon – $35,000

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust: Wenatchee, WA — $35,000

Conservation Resource Alliance: Traverse City, MI — $35,000

Friends of the Inyo: Bishop, CA — $25,000

International Mountain Bicycling Association: Boulder, CO — $45,000

Montana Wilderness Association: Helena, MT — $50,000

Oregon Wild: Portland, OR — $50,000

Rivers Without Borders: Clinton, WA — $35,000

Soda Mountain Wilderness Council: Ashland, OR — $25,000

Thompson Divide Coalition: Carbondale, CO — $25,000

Trust for Public Land: Montpelier, VT — $40,000

Vermont Land Trust: Montpelier, VT — $50,000

Western River Conservancy: Portland, OR — $35,000

Winter Wildlands Alliance: Boise, ID — $40,000

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: Canmore, Alberta — $40,000

Total $750,000


(Editor’s note: Do you work for an organization that is interested in learning more about Conservation Alliance grants? Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by a member companies. If you are located near an Eastern Mountain Sports retail store, please stop by and talk to your local store manager. If not, please visit click here to find the list of Conservation Alliance members in your area.)

Beth Marchand

Beth's love of skiing and summer camp led her to a career in the outdoors. After spending 13 summers at Girl Scout camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, obtaining degrees in wildlife & environmental education, and working 4 years with NH Project Learning Tree, Beth joined Eastern Mountain Sports. As marketing manager, she handles media & advertising, events & sponsorships, new store openings, conservation projects, and more. On the weekends, Beth and her husband, daughter, and dog can be found roaming the mountains, waters, and woods of Northern New England.