Grant History

 

Since the granting program began in 1999, the Biophilia Foundation has awarded over $6,000,000 to nonprofit organizations.

2021

Borderlands Linkages Initiative ($52,800)

The Borderlands Linkages Initiative is a coalition of eight organizations operating in northern Sonora that protect the northernmost jaguar corridors from Mexico into the United States. The initiative is led by the Wildlands Network.

Borderlands Restoration Network ($275,000)

The Borderlands Restoration Network is growing a restorative economy by rebuilding healthy ecosystems, restoring habitat for plants and wildlife, and reconnecting our border communities to the land through shared learning in the U.S.—Mexico borderland region. BRN leads environmental education programs, maintains a native plant nursery, and restores degraded landscapes for the benefit of wildlife and water resources.

Biophilia Foundation is providing general support funds to strengthen the organization.

Cascade Forest Conservancy ($25,000)

This grant funds the Cascade Forest Conservancy’s Instream Wood Bank Network, which solves two problems faced by restoration practitioners in the region: i) a lack of instream wood and associated aquatic habitat and ii) difficulty in sourcing wood for restoration projects without logging intact forests. This is achieved by collecting non-merchantable or fallen trees and storing them in ‘banks’ for use by practitioners.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($75,000)

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage restores, manages, and protects habitats including wetlands, grasslands, and forests. This work increases habitat for wildlife and improves water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CWH owns 1,150 acres of land that are managed for wildlife. Their most important work is done with private landowner partners.

Biophilia Foundation’s grant will help with wetland restoration, meadow establishment and management, tree plantings, and landowner education.

Green Amendments for the Generations ($17,500)

The Biophilia Foundation provided support to Green Amendments for the Generations for their work to secure the rights of New Mexicans to clean water, clean air, healthy flora and fauna, a stable climate, and healthy environments. 

Rocky Mountain Wolf Project ($10,000)

Biophilia Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. RMWP aims to improve public understanding of gray wolf behavior, ecology, and options for re-establishing the species in Colorado. The benchmark for their success is that wolves will once again roam the snow-capped peaks, rim rock canyons, and primeval forests of western Colorado. Biophilia provides financial and administrative support for RMWP.

Sageland Collaborative ($60,000)

Sageland Collaborative, formerly known as Wild Utah Project, focuses on promoting habitat connectivity, protecting species in need of conservation, and restoring vital habitat. A grant from Biophilia Foundation helped Sageland Collaborative install 278 low-tech stream restoration structures, such beaver dam analogs, in eights projects.

These structures increase water storage, absorb floodwaters, provide wildfire breaks, and restore critical habitat for wildlife. As part of the project, Sageland Collaborative worked to make these type of projects more easily replicated throughout Utah by increasing community involvement and simplifying the permitting process.

USGS ($86,491)

The Biophilia Foundation provided funding to the US Geological Survey to review, refine, and demonstrate accuracy of carbon measurement protocols in the Madrean Archipelago region. The grant also included funds for field research to document carbon sequestration at restoration sites and predict and verify annual sequestration using remote sensing technology.

Wildlands Network ($100,000)

Wildlands Network works to reconnect, restore, and rewild North America so that life – in all its diversity – can thrive.

With staff based across the United States and Mexico, WN has been at the forefront of continental-scale conservation for 30 years. Founded by the late Michael Soulé and other preeminent scientists, WN is devoted to the continental-scale conservation of core habitat and migration corridors for wildlife.

Wildlife Corridors LLC

Biophilia Foundation partners with Wildlife Corridors LLC to help preserve the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve near Patagonia, Arizona. As a critical segment of the larger Sonoita Creek Wildlife Corridor, the 1600-acre and growing Borderlands Wildlife Preserve is protected and managed to conserve critical wildlife habitat and to maintain a route for migratory species. Biophilia provides financial and administrative support to permanently protect this extraordinary property for wildlife.

Yellowstone to Uintas Connection ($10,000)

Yellowstone to Unitas Connection is dedicated to preserving the 350-mile wildlife corridor from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uintas Mountains in Utah.

The corridor encompasses a combination of federal, state, and private land. Many large carnivore species including mountain lions, wolves and wolverines inhabit this critical corridor.

Biophilia Foundation provided an unrestricted grant to support Y2U’s work in protecting this corridor and the wildlife that live there.

2020

Borderlands Restoration Network ($325,000)

The Borderlands Restoration Network is growing a restorative economy by rebuilding healthy ecosystems, restoring habitat for plants and wildlife, and reconnecting our border communities to the land through shared learning in the U.S.—Mexico borderland region. BRN leads environmental education programs, maintains a native plant nursery, and restores degraded landscapes for the benefit of wildlife and water resources.

In 2020, BRN won the first-ever “Connectivity Challenge” from the Salazar Center at Colorado State University. This honor will help them conserve agaves in the U.S.—Mexico borderlands to enhance agave connectivity for nectar feeding bats.

Biophilia Foundation is providing general support funds to strengthen the organization.

Central Arizona Land Trust ($50,000)

Central Arizona Land Trust (CALT) is preserving the Orme Ranch near Mayer, AZ. CALT will preserve approximately 900 acres, including 4 ½ miles of riparian habitat along Ash Creek, a major tributary of the Aqua Fria River. The project will preserve critical habitat for pronghorn and the yellow-billed cuckoo.

Biophilia Foundation made this a challenge grant, helping CALT raise an additional $50,000 for the preservation of Orme Ranch.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($75,000)

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage restores, manages, and protects habitats including wetlands, grasslands, and forests. This work increases habitat for wildlife and improves water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CWH owns 1,150 acres of land that are managed for wildlife. Their most important work is done with private landowner partners.

Biophilia Foundation’s grant will help with wetland restoration, meadow establishment and management, tree plantings, and landowner education.

North American Orchid Conservation Center ($10,000)

North American Orchid Conservation Center was established by the Smithsonian Institution and United States Botanic Garden to assure the survival of all native orchids in the U.S. and Canada. More than half of the 200 orchid species in North America are endangered or threatened somewhere in their native range.

NAOCC is establishing collections of seeds and orchid mycorrhizal fungi, developing protocols to propagate and restore all native orchid species, and educating the public about orchids.

Biophilia Foundation provided a general support grant to NAOCC.

Wild Utah Project ($48,000)

Wild Utah Project focuses on promoting habitat connectivity, protecting species in need of conservation, and restoring vital habitat. A grant from Biophilia Foundation helped Wild Utah install beaver-like dams on fourteen stream reaches.

These structures increase water storage, absorb floodwaters, provide wildfire breaks, and restore critical habitat for wildlife. As part of the project, Wild Utah worked to make these type of projects more easily replicated throughout Utah by increasing community involvement and simplifying the permitting process.

Wildlands Network ($150,000)

Wildlands Network works to reconnect, restore, and rewild North America so that life – in all its diversity – can thrive.

With staff based across the United States and Mexico, WN has been at the forefront of continental-scale conservation for 30 years. Founded by the late Michael Soulé and other preeminent scientists, WN is devoted to the continental-scale conservation of core habitat and migration corridors for wildlife.

Wildlife Corridors LLC

Biophilia Foundation is partnering with local and nationwide partners to protect a critical wildlife corridor north of Patagonia, AZ. This corridor connects the Patagonia Mountains with Huachuca Mountains. The corridor provides critical habitat for black bear, mountain lions, ocelots, and mule deer.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department considers this corridor the most important corridor for jaguars in the state. In 2015, the partnership purchased 1300 acres of the corridor.

In recent years, additional parcels have been acquired. Biophilia continues to work with the partnership to retire the development rights on the entire wildlife corridor.

Yellowstone to Uintas Connection ($7,000)

Yellowstone to Unitas Connection is dedicated to preserving the 350-mile wildlife corridor from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uintas Mountains in Utah.

The corridor encompasses a combination of federal, state, and private land. Many large carnivore species including mountain lions, wolves and wolverines inhabit this critical corridor.

Biophilia Foundation provided an unrestricted grant to support Y2U’s work in protecting this corridor and the wildlife that live there.

2019

Borderlands Linkages Initiative ($64,600)

Borderlands Linkages Initiative is a partnership including Wildlands Network, Sky Island Alliance, Cuenca Los Ojos, Northern Jaguar Project and Borderlands Restoration Network. The partnership is identifying areas of critical importance for jaguar habitat connectivity, conducting landowner outreach, identifying potential restoration sites and monitoring wildlife on strategic properties in collaboration with ranchers.

This work is being conducting in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northeastern Sonora, Mexico. The partnership’s vision is to protect the northernmost corridors of jaguar habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people, promoting a sense of place and purpose by collaborating with landowners, applying science and enhancing outreach.

Borderlands Restoration Network ($400,000)

Borderlands Restoration Network is working to build a regional restoration-based economy in which diverse, fulfilling livelihoods support the restoration of thriving natural ecosystems and build prosperous, vibrant, healthy communities in the US-Mexico borderlands. Biophilia Foundation is providing general support funds and technical advice.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($75,000)

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage is dedicated to restoring, managing and protecting habitat in partnership with public and private landowners. This work increases wildlife populations and improves water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

CWH has restored more than 1,800 acres of wetlands, established more than 5,500 acres of native meadows and planted more than 750 acres of trees since 1980. Biophilia Foundation provides grant funds to help with wetland restoration, meadow establishment and management, tree plantings, and landowner education.

The Nature Conservancy in Colorado ($30,000)

The Nature Conservancy in Colorado received a grant for its “Sustainable Grazing Lands Program.” The mission of this program is to sustain Colorado’s grassland ecosystems by improving and integrating ecological, social and economic outcomes for ranchers and nature.

TNC in Colorado will develop, test and share science-based, adaptive land management solutions. They are working to improve an app called “LandPKS” that all ranchers can access on their smart phones or tablets to aid the collection and assessment of monitoring data like soil texture, vegetation cover and forage production.

Rocky Mountain Wolf Project ($30,000)

Rocky Mountain Wolf Project is educating Colorado residents about the significant benefits of reintroducing gray wolves into the western portion of the state. Colorado’s last wolf was killed in the 1940’s. Since that time elk and deer populations have exploded and disrupted habitat for beavers and songbirds.

A pending November 2020 ballot initiative presents Colorado voters with a remarkable opportunity to reconnect wolf populations from the northern Rockies through southwestern New Mexico.

Wildlands Network ($50,000)

Wildlands Network imagines a world where nature is unbroken and where humans co-exist in harmony with the land and its wild inhabitants. Their mission is to reconnect, restore and rewild North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive.

Parks and other protected areas serve as the building blocks for wildlands networks across the continent. Biophilia Foundation’s grant will help Wildlands Network complete its critical work.

Wildlife Corridors LLC

Wildlife Corridors LLC is preserving one of the most important wildlife corridors in Arizona. The 1,245 acre tract was slated for 189 homes. Wildlife Corridors is working to retire those development rights.

The property provides critical habitat for ocelots, long-nosed bats, black bears and mountain lions. The corridor will help preserve the link between the Huachuca, Patagonia, and Santa Rita Mountains which are home to the only two known jaguars in the United States.

Biophilia Foundation is helping retire development rights to preserve the 1,000 acre wildlife corridor and has also provided a grant to help restore habitat in the corridor as well. As of December 2019, enough funds have been donated to protect more than half of the corridor.

2018

Borderlands Restoration Network ($640,000)

Borderlands Restoration Network is working to build a regional restoration-based economy in which diverse, fulfilling livelihoods support the restoration of thriving natural ecosystems and build prosperous, vibrant, healthy communities in the US-Mexico borderlands. Biophilia Foundation is providing general support funds and technical advice.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($75,000)

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage is dedicated to restoring, managing and protecting habitat in partnership with public and private landowners. This work increases wildlife populations and improves water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

CWH has restored more than 1,800 acres of wetlands, established more than 5,500 acres of native meadows and planted more than 750 acres of trees since 1980. Biophilia Foundation provides grant funds to help with wetland restoration, meadow establishment and management, tree plantings, and landowner education.

North American Orchid Conservation Center ($10,000)

North American Orchid Conservation Center is a coalition of organizations dedicated to conserving the diverse orchid heritage of the United States and Canada. NAOCC was established by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Botanic Garden to assure the survival of all native orchids in the U.S. and Canada.

Biophilia has provided funds to: 1) help NAOCC build regional groups to help with local efforts to preserve orchids; 2) process seed (and the fungi critical to proper germination) collected by regional partners to develop research for propagation and restoration; and 3) preserve Platanthera yadonii (a rare orchid endemic to northern coastal Monterey County) at Fort Ord in California by curating seed and fungi for the seed and fungi banks so that new populations can be established.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust ($10,000)

Scenic Rivers Land Trust is a local land trust near Annapolis, MD dedicated to preserving natural and scenic areas in Anne Arundel County, MD with a primary focus on the watersheds of the Severn, South, West, Rhode and Patuxent Rivers.

Biophilia Foundation provided the foundational grant to support this work preserving the South River Greenway, a 10,000-acre forested area at the headwaters of the South River, outside Annapolis. The Greenway provides excellent habitat for more than a dozen species of forest interior dwelling birds and regionally important reptiles.

Trap Free New Mexico Coalition ($5,000)

Trap Free New Mexico Coalition is a coalition of wildlife organizations working to raise awareness of the harm trapping wildlife causes and to build support to ban trapping on public lands in the State of New Mexico. Trapping often harms endangered and protected species, including the Mexican gray wolf and imperils New Mexico’s public land, wildlife, people and companion animals.

Wildlands Network ($100,000)

Wildlands Network imagines a world where nature is unbroken and where humans co-exist in harmony with the land and its wild inhabitants. Their mission is to reconnect, restore and rewild North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive.

Parks and other protected areas serve as the building blocks for wildlands networks across the continent. Biophilia Foundation’s grant will help Wildlands Network complete its critical work.

Wild Utah Project ($18,000)

Wild Utah Project strives to provide the best available and up-to-date science to advance conservation across Utah by filling gaps in ecological literature, addressing threats to wildlife habitats, providing partners with scientific support for conservation strategies and engaging citizens in conservation science.

Biophilia Foundation is supporting their partnership with Yellowstone to Uintas Connection to install wildlife friendly fencing in a critical migratory corridor in western Wyoming, eastern Idaho and northern Utah.

Yellowstone to Uintas Coinnection ($15,000)

Yellowstone to Uintas Connection works to restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Yellowstone to Uintas Corridor through the application of science, education and advocacy. This region connects unique and irreplaceable wildlife habitat in in the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

Biophilia Foundation is supporting their partnership with Wild Utah Project to install wildlife friendly fencing in this critical migratory corridor in western Wyoming, eastern Idaho and northern Utah.

2011-2014

River Network ($5,000)

This grant provided funding to support River Network’s 2011 National River Rally.

Defenders of Wildlife ($750,000 over 5 years)

This grant to Defenders of Wildlife created and provided continuing support for the Living Lands Project (LLP) which was aimed at increasing the capacity of local land trusts to protect, enhance and restore native wildlife habitat on private agricultural and forest lands. The Living Lands Project assisted local land trusts in making strategic decisions about “where to work” to conserve high priority native habitats and species and “how to work” to use effective land stewardship to restore native habitats for their long-term benefits. In addition to workshops and sponsoring the biodiversity track at the Land Trust Alliance’s annual Land Trust Rally, LLP funded approximately 6-8 pilot projects each year around the country. These represented a variety of project and habitat types. Projects included training a river restoration specialist in Idaho, controlling invasive species on shrub land in Massachusetts, protecting and restoring habitats on a 900 acre cattle ranch in California, and drafting a habitat management plan with a local community to create buffer lands next to a national park in the state of Washington.

Center for Biological Diversity ($199,800 over 2 years)

This grant provided funding to support the Center’s two-year campaign to increase the level of protection given to the Delmarva fox squirrel by private, county, state and federal agencies.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust ($150,000 over 3 years)

This grant provide funding to support staff and capacity building to enable SRLT to implement the South River Greenway Project.

Defenders of Wildlife ($250,000 over 5 years)

This grant provided funding to support climate change adaptation work on private lands which: (1) developed regionally-specific information tools intended for land trusts, Farm Bill programs, agencies that serve private landowners and other land managers; and 2) incorporated climate change information into Defenders’ Living Lands Project, also funded by the Biophilia Foundation, through outreach programs and a series of regionally-based educational materials.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($300,000 over 4 years)

This grant provide funding to support CWH’s efforts to restore and protect wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, particularly on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region. The Biophilia Foundation also partially funded CWH’s expansion into western Maryland and Virginia.

Cuenca los Ojos Foundation ($90,000 over 3 years)

This grant provide funding to research, collect data, and analyze the results of 30 years of hydrologic restoration at the CLO Foundation’s San Bernadino Ranch in Sonora, Mexico. The result of this work has underpinned the success of the Borderlands Restoration project.

Hummingbird Monitoring Network ($65,000 over 3 years)

This grant provide funding to establish a research project to understand the existing and missing flora hummingbirds need as they migrate through the Sky Island region of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona.

NMSU - Memorial Middle School Ag Science Center ($1,600)

This grant provide funding to support New Mexico State University’s summer ecology program for middle school youth.

2010

Wildlands Project ($90,000 over 3 years)

This grant supported the activities of a Western Campaign Coordinator to oversee the Spine of the Continent Campaign, which seeks to restore safe corridors in western North American mountain ranges for wildlife traveling along ancient migratory pathways that have been cut off by roads, development, and energy production.

Waterkeeper Alliance ($25,000)

This grant supported the hiring of a Chesapeake Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) lawyer to advance the litigation components of the Waterkeepers’ Chesapeake CAFO initiative.

Population Action International ($15,000)

This grant supported the delivery of family planning and reproductive health services to vulnerable populations in South America.

Seventh Generation Institute ($10,000)

This grant provided funding to support the “Riparian Resilience through Beaver Restoration” project.

River Network ($10,000)

This grant provided funding to support River Network’s 2010 National River Rally, held in Snowbird, Utah.

American Forest Foundation ($10,000)

This grant offered funding to support the foundation’s June 2010 Market Based Conservation Incentives Workshop, held in Portland.

2009

National Wildlife Federation ($50,000)

This grant supported the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Coalition’s comprehensive media outreach and education work to build support for stronger federal protection for water quality and habitat protection in the Chesapeake watershed.

American Bird Conservancy ($50,000)

This grant supported three initiatives: ABC’s Wind Energy and Birds Program, Conservation of priority cavity-nesting birds in the Pacific Northwest project, and the Act for Songbirds campaign.

Water Stewardship, Inc. ($25,000)

This grant provided funding to support the “Development and Implementation of a Supply Chain-based Agricultural Water Quality Continuous Improvement Program on the Delmarva Peninsula,” including the development of practice verification protocols, and the identification of practices which will enhance habitat and biodiversity for incorporation into WSI’s Continuous Improvement Program.

Grand Canyon Trust ($15,000)

This grant provided funding to support the services of an energy economist to advance arguments in GCT’s lawsuit against the Department of the Interior. GCT’s lawsuit alleges that the Bureau of Reclamation’s operation of Glen Canyon Dam, with the Department of the Interior’s support, violates federal law and is counter to $100 million worth of the agency’s scientific research.

Defenders of Wildlife ($10,000)

This grant supported the Conservation Registry which will serve as a website to describe and solicit financial support for the Marketplace for Nature project. The Marketplace for Nature will facilitate voluntary and regulatory transactions for a variety of ecosystems services including biodiversity, endangered species, fish and wildlife habitat, carbon, water quality and quantity, wetlands, and other ecological values.

American Forest Foundation ($10,000)

This grant offered funding to support the foundation’s June 2009 Market Based Conservation Incentives Workshop, held in Portland.

Chesapeake Bay Commission ($10,000)

This grant offered funding to support the Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Project, which is developing sustainable biofuels production derived from plant material rather than corn, to help meet the nation’s fuel needs and protect water quality.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($10,000)

This grant provided funding to support the Roger’s Farm project, a partnership CWH’s western region office has developed with a landowner that will result in the restoration of a 60 acre riparian buffer on Deep Run, a tributary of the Monocacy River. CWH will plant approximately 35 acres of forested riparian buffers and 25 acres of warm season grass buffers.  When completed, the buffers will improve water quality in Deep Run and provide habitat for a variety of wildlife.

The American Chestnut Foundation ($5,000)

This grant offered support for creation of a database to track genetic variations in the search for a blight-resistant American Chestnut.

University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center ($5,000)

This grant funded a partnership to promote sustainable food production and ecological restoration on the Eastern Shore.

Friends of Blackwater ($5,000)

This grant provided funding to support the “SOS – Save Our Squirrel” campaign to enforce the Endangered Species Act and defeat the Fish and Wildlife Service’s rule to delist the endangered West Virginia flying squirrel.

Earth Works Institute ($3,000)

This grant supported the Sapello Watershed Restoration Project Phase 1, including needed facilities at the Pritzlaff Ranch.

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology ($3,000)

This grant supported the Maryland Forestry Summit held in October, 2009.

NMSU - Memorial Middle School Ag Science Center ($2,500)

This grant provide funding to support New Mexico State University’s summer ecology program for middle school youth.

2008

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($110,000)

This grant provided funding to support CWH’s efforts to restore and protect wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, particularly on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region. The Biophilia Foundation also partially funded CWH’s expansion into western Maryland and Virginia.

Pinchot Institute for Conservation ($40,000)

This grant provided funding to support the development of habitat conservation protocols to be incorporated into the Bay Bank, an innovative marketplace for ecosystem services, which will link private landowners within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to emerging non-traditional ecosystem markets such as habitat conservation, forest conservation and carbon sequestration.

American Wildlands ($30,000)

This grant supported the “Safe Passages” and “Corridors of Life” programs to address the negative impacts of major highways on wildlife movements and improve habitat connectivity within key wildlife corridors in the U.S. Northern Rockies. This work has helped to make “road ecology” a major new conservation initiative, influencing national and state policies concerning the design, alignment and retrofitting of transportation systems to protect biodiversity and habitat connectivity.

Grand Canyon Trust ($30,000)

This grant supported litigation against the Department of the Interior for violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Grand Canyon Protection Act.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($29,000)

This grant offered funding to support CWH’s Non-point Nutrient Pollution Reduction Project, which will implement the use of a liquid fertilizer applicator to place fertilizer beneath the surface of the ground, resulting in increased crop yields for farmers and reduced nutrient runoff.

American Bird Conservancy ($25,000)

This grant provided funding to advance policy solutions to eliminate large-scale bird mortality to help reverse population decline in migratory songbirds.

Center for Biological Diversity ($10,000)

This grant supported the assessment of threats to the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel and to advocate for its continued federal protection.

Center for Biological Diversity ($5,000)

This grant supported the Center’s “Take Back the Act” campaign, an effort to defend the Endangered Species Act.

Forest Guild ($5,000)

This grant provided funding to support the Forest Guild’s, “New Mexico Forestry and Climate Change Workshop,” to be held in November of 2008.

Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary ($5,000)

This grant funded protection of wild horses in New Mexico and enabled the sanctuary to increase its organizational capacity.

Chesapeake Bay Trust ($5,000)

This grant supported the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network which provides opportunities for grantmakers to network, exchange information and partner on protecting and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

University of Maryland ($3,500)

This grant to the University of Maryland’s Office of Research Administration and Advancement provided funding to help establish the Foodtrader.org website, a virtual Farmer’s Market. This market connects buyers with sellers of local food, thereby providing consumers with access to agricultural resources within a few miles of their homes and businesses, and farmers with additional retail markets within the State of Maryland.

2007

Wildlands Project ($50,000)

This grant provided funding to support the purchase of a ranch in Mexico to expand an existing jaguar preserve and to provide a larger cross border travel corridor into Arizona and New Mexico.

Museum of New Mexico Foundation ($12,000)

This grant provided funding to restore the Ma Pe Wi frescos at Coronado State Monument. These frescos, and those painted on the walls of the Secretary’s Reception Hall at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., are the only remaining examples of this type by Ma Pe Wi.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources ($12,000)

Cost share funding with the Department’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) to support three projects: (1) the control of hemlock woolly adelgid at the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust property in Calvert County, Maryland; (2) the restoration of a 3.2 acre wetland to sustain Bog Turtles in Manchester, Maryland; and (3) the removal of invasive species at the Bear Creek Ranch in Garrett County, Maryland.

Taos Land Trust ($10,000)

This grant supported the Touch-Me-Not Mountain Preserve, a large-scale wildlife habitat restoration and protection project in New Mexico.

Sante Fe Watershed Association ($10,000)

This grant offered funding to support a feasibility study regarding the restoration of a critical 2 mile stretch of the Sante Fe River into trout-ready habitat, to be undertaken in partnership with and with matching funds from Trout Unlimited.

Sustainable Harvest International ($6,000)

This grant provided funding to help bring lasting environmental, economic and social sustainability to nearly 100 struggling communities in Central America.

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault ($1,000)

This grant supported services and programs to benefit survivors of sexual crimes.

1999-2006

Grand Canyon Trust ($117,000)

This grant supported (1) the purchase and retirement of grazing rights on 335,000 acres of land within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; (2) Grand Canyon Trust’s efforts as a member of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning management decisions affecting resources within the Grand Canyon to reduce the deleterious effects of Glen Canyon Dam; and (3) litigation by GCT to enforce the Endangered Species Act’s protection of the humpback chub, a native fish which has suffered a serious decline due to the cold water temperature of the Glen Canyon Dam release and predation by non-native trout species.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($100,000)

This grant provided funding to support the Chesapeake Care program, specifically, the restoration of wetlands and associated upland habitats.

American Wildlands ($90,000)

This grant offered funding to support the Safe Passages project, which has effectively protected wildlife by constructing and demonstrating the efficacy of wildlife passages, and other mitigation of hazards to wildlife, near busy highways in the northern U.S.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($72,000)

This grant supported land conservation and habitat restoration efforts in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia and in Western Maryland.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage ($35,000)

This grant provided funding to support the Chesapeake Care program for special projects designed to protect, restore and sustain wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Scottie’s Place Wilderness Adventure ($40,000)

This grant offered funding for general operating expenses and to support a mentoring program which strived to strengthen the experience gained by participants at this camp for inner-city homeless children by providing guidance, tutoring and support after their two week camp experience.

National Wildlife Federation ($10,000)

This grant supported a part-time Coalition Coordinator position to assist in securing the passage of the New Mexico’s Land, Wildlife and Clean Energy Act.

Anne Arundel Medical Center ($2,976)

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