W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1996 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Canada

Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics * May 1996 - $100,000 over 2 years
Eugene, OR
To improve U.S. Forest Service environmental policies and to support employees who challenge unsustainable forest practices in the Pacific Northwest.

BC Wild * May 1996 - $80,000
A Project of the Earthlife Canada Foundation
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To preserve and protect biological diversity in British Columbia.

Ecotrust Canada * Feb 1995 - $50,000
A project of the Earthlife Canada Foundation
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
To promote conservation-based development in northwestern British Columbia.

The Institute for Fisheries Resources * Feb 1996 - $60,000
Eugene, OR
To encourage collaboration between commercial fishing groups and environmental organizations to promote salmon habitat protection.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund * Feb 1996 - $400,000 over 2 years
Washington, DC
To inform residents in the Pacific Northwest about the benefits of maintaining strong environmental protections.

Natural Resources Defense Council * Nov 1996 - $100,000
New York, NY
To advocate for protection of British Columbia's coastal rain forests and for changing the demand side of the forest products trade equation.

Rainforest Action Network * Nov 1996 - $100,000
San Francisco, CA
For public and policymaker education to protect British Columbian forests and to encourage ecologically sound alternatives to the consumption of paper, pulp, and lumber.

Sierra Legal Defence Fund Society * May 1996 - $100,000
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To ensure that British Columbia's Forest Practice Code is implemented in a manner which maximizes environmental protection.

Blue Mountain Native Forest Alliance * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Baker City, OR
To assist grassroots activists in monitoring and evaluating forest management activities in the Columbia River basin.

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project * May 1996 - $18,000
A Project of the League of Wilderness Defenders
Fossil, OR
For public education and forest monitoring efforts in the Blue Mountains region of eastern Oregon.

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society * May 1996 - $10,000
Cariboo Chilcotin Resource Centre
Williams Lake, BC, CANADA
To protect central British Columbia's forest, mountain and grassland ecosystems.

Central Oregon Forest Issues Committee * Nov 1996 - $10,000
A Project of the Central Oregon Environmental Center
Bend, OR
To monitor and improve forest management practices in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, and to conduct public education on forest issues in central Oregon.

Coast Range Association * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Newport, OR
To protect forest ecosystems and to educate the public about the social and economic impacts of poor forest management.

Environmental Protection Information Center * Nov 1996 - $40,000
Garberville, CA
To protect wildlife and other ecological resources in northern California's redwood forests.

Friends of Elk River * Nov 1996 - $10,000
A project of Headwaters
Port Orford, OR
To protect the ancient forest watershed and salmon habitat of the Elk River.

Headwaters * May 1996 - $40,000
Ashland, OR
To promote consevation of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion in southern Oregon by clarifying the economic and social benefits of environmental protection.

Haida Gwaii Expeditions Society * Nov 1996 - $40,000
Old Massett, Haida Gwaii, CANADA
To promote the involvement of the Haida community om forest planning activities.

Kettle Range Conservation Group * May 1996 - $18,000
Republic, WA
To protect ancient forests and conduct forest watch activities in the Colville and Okanogan National Forests.

Klamath Forest Alliance * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Etna, CA
To monitor forest practices in national forests in the Klamath region of Oregon and California and to encourage community support for sustainable forest management.

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society * Nov 1996 - $40,000
Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii
To conduct volunteer field science and education programs designed to promote conservation and protect forests in Haida Gwaii.

Nanakila Institute * Nov 1996 _ $40,000
Kitamaat Village, BC, CANADA
To develop economic opportunities based on conservation goals for the people of the Haisla Nation.

Northwest Ecosystem Alliance * May 1996 - $35,000
Bellingham, WA
To foster and organize public support for forest protection.

Oregon Natural Resources Council Fund * Nov 1996 - $35,000
Portland, OR
To protect Oregon's ancient forests, water supplies, and salmon habitat.

Portland Audubon Society * Nov 1996 - $35,000
Portland, OR
To advocate for conservation of public and private forests in the Pacific Northwest.

Sierra Club of British Columbia * Nov 1996 - $35,000
A Chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada
Victoria, BC CANADA
To protect and preserve watersheds containing ancient forests in British Columbia.

Silva Forest Foundation * Nov 1996 - $22,000
Slocan Park, BC CANADA
For ecosystem-based land use planning using aerial photos, maps and computerized geographic information systems.

Umpqua Watersheds * Nov 1996 - $15,000
Roseburg, OR
To monitor and protect forests in the Umpqua River watershed in south central Oregon.

Valhalla Wilderness Society * Nov 1996 - $35,000
New Denver, BC CANADA
To protect ecosystems in eastern British Columbia, including grizzly bear habitat, fisheries habitat, and old-growth forest.

Western Canada Wilderness Committee * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To promote the designation of Clayoquot Sound as a United Nations Biosphere Reserve, and to gain permanent protection for the Stoltmann Wilderness.

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