W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1997 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems in the Northwest Pacific Rim including the US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska and Siberia

BC Wild * May 1997 - $100,000
A Project of the Earthlife Canada Foundation
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To protect biodiversity by reducing the rate of cut of primary forest cover in British Columbia.

Clayoquot Rainforest Coalition * Nov. 1997 - $200,000
San Francisco, CA
To educate U.S. consumers about the need to stop purchasing products derived from British Columbia's old growth forests.

Environmental-Aboriginal Guardianship Through Law and Education * May 1997 - $80,000
A Project of Sierra Legal Defence Fund
Vancouver, BC
To provide First Nations in British Columbia access without charge to Sierra Legal Defence Fund's organizational expertise to safeguard their rights and to protect the environment on lands currently under negotiation in the treaty or claims process.

Friends of the Earth Japan * Feb 1997 - $100,000
Tokyo, JAPAN
To protect and encourage sustainable use of Siberian forests by reforming environmentally destructive Russian-Japanese trade patterns and educating the Japanese public and decision-makers about the need to advocate for sustainable lending practices at the MDB's.

Gowgaia Institute Society * Nov. 1997 - $300,000 over 2 years
HAIDA GWAII, CANADA
To analyze current and alternative forestry plans to achieve fundamental change in the way forestry is practised on the islands.

Japan Tropical Forest Action Network * Feb. 1997 - $50,000
A Project of the Public Media Center
JAPAN
To address the role that Japanese bilateral and multilateral aid plays in biodiversity loss in locations such as Irian Jaya and the Russian Far East.

Natural Resources Defense Council * Nov 1997 - $100,000
New York, NY
To protect the remaining large, pristine watersheds along the mid-coast region of British Columbia and to help companies adopt wood conservation measures and shift to certified wood use.

Pacific Environment and Resources Center * Feb 1997 - $100,000
Sausalito, CA
To implement citizen-based monitoring programs throughout Siberia and the Russian Far East and to educate Russian policy -makers about the importance of implementing environmental safeguards as part of a new Russian forestry legislation.

Sierra Legal Defence Fund Society * May 1997 - $100,000
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To build the capacity of the environmental movement to broaden and strengthen support for the environmental protections in the Forest Practices Code.

Wildlife Foundation of Khabarovsk * Feb 1997 - $30,000
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA
To create new protected territories and to develop models of sustainable development in the Russian Far East, and to educate citizens and policy-makers about the importance of strong, regional environmental laws.

Woods Hole Research Center * May 1997 - $200,000 over 2 years
Woods Hole, MA
To assist in the public interest management of boreal forests through calculating rates of change in primary forest cover over the past twenty years for selected regions of the Former Soviet Union.

Zov Taigi * Feb 1997 - $20,000
Center for the Defense of Wild Nature
Vladivostock, RUSSIA
To monitor decisions made by policy-makers that affect forests and biodiversity, and to continue publishing an environmental journal for Russian citizens containing news about natural resource use and enforcement of environmental laws.

Grassroots
Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project * May 1997 - $18,000
A Project of the League of Wilderness Defenders
Fossil, OR
For public education and forest monitoring efforts in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon.

British Columbia Environmental Network Educational Foundation * May 1997 - $40,000
Vancouver, BC
To conduct citizen forest watch and to train and coordinate activists in key regions of the province.

Canadian Rainforest Network * Nov. 1997 - $40,000
Vancouver, BC
To coordinate and support grassroots forest protection efforts on BC's mid-coast.

Central Oregon Forest Issues Committee * Nov 1997 - $9,000
Bend, OR
To monitor and work to improve forest management practices in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, and one Bureau of Land Management district in central Oregon.

Coast Range Association * Nov 1997 - $52,000 over 2 years
Newport, OR
To organize grassroots watershed groups in Oregon and educate the public about forest watershed protection.

Columbia River Bioregional Education Project * May 1997 - $10,000
Oroville, WA
To monirot Forest Service timber sales and promote environmental education in the Okanogan Valley of eastern Washington.

Environmental Protection Information Center * Nov 1997 - $40,000
Garberville, CA
To protect the privately held Headwaters redwood forest in northern California.

Friends of the Granby * May 1997 - $5,000
Grand Forks, CANADA
To promote public education, forestry oversight, and alliance building to protect threatened areas adjacent to the Granby Wilderness.

Gifford Pinchot Task Force * Nov. 1997 - $26,000
Vancouver, WA
To imrove forest management and public participation on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southern Washington state.

Granby Wilderness Society * May 1997 - $5,000
Grand Forks, CANADA
To promote public eduation, forestry oversight, and alliance building to protect threatened areas adjecent to the Granby Wilderness.

Headwaters * Nov. 1997 - $80,000 over 2 years
Ashland, OR
to promote the economic and social benefits of environmentla protection and build a stronger base for forest conservation in southwestern Oregon.

Kettle Range Conservation Group * May 1997 - $15,000
Republic, WA
To protect ancient forests and conduct forest watch activities in the Columbia River highlands of northwest Washington state.

Klamath Forest Alliance * Nov 1997 - $80,000 over 2 years
Etna, CA
To build a community-based constituency for forest protection, and to influence Forest Service management in northern California and southwestern Oregon.

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society * Nov 1997 - $29,000
Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii
To conduct volunteer field science and education programs designed to promote conservation and protect forests in Haida Gwaii.

Oregon Natural Resources Council Fund * Nov 1997 - $40,000
Portland, OR
To protect forest watersheds in Oregon and rally further support for their protection.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation * May 1997 - $40,000
Victoria, BC
To develop scientific bases and strengthen First Nations support for protection of the greater Rivers/Smith Inlet ecoregion of the central coast of British Columbia.

Round River Conservation Studies * May 1997 - $40,000
Salt Lake City, UT
To develop scientific bases and strengthen First Nations support for protection of the greater Rivers/Smith Inlet ecoregion of the central coast of British Columbia.

Sierra Club of British Columbia * Nov 1997 - $50,000
A Chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada
Victoria, BC CANADA
To protect and preserve the coastal forests of Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and the central BC coast.

T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation * May 1997 - $27,105
Vancouver, CANADA
To protect salmon habitats in British Columbia by monitoring forest management and by pressing for stricker enforcement of British Columbia's Forest Practices Code.

Umpqua Watersheds * Nov 1997 - $17,500
Roseburg, OR
To protect forest biodiversity in southern Oregon through forest monitoring and community education in the Umpiqua River Watershed.

Valhalla Wilderness Society * Nov 1997 - $40,000
New Denver, BC CANADA
To protect community watersheds in southern BC.

Western Canada Wilderness Committee * Nov 1997 - $80,000 over 2 years
Vancouver, BC CANADA
To build a greater consituency for the protection of BC's mid-coast Great Bear Rainforest.


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