Resources Legacy Fund

For The California Drought Action Initiative

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/11/2016
  • Term
    7 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
Despite hope that an El Niño year would alleviate California’s exceptional drought, expectations are that water will once again be scarce in 2016-17. Farmers and urban areas alike will face restrictions, and wildlife that depends on rivers and streams will be stressed. This renewal grant to the Resources Legacy Fund will support its Drought Initiative, an effort to modernize state water policy to better respond to a less predictable water future caused by climate change and the growing demands put on the state’s water supplies. To achieve its goals, the fund will analyze water policy options and educate policymakers, the public, and the press.
About the Grantee
Address
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1095
Sacramento, CA 95814
Grants to this Grantee
for advancing resilient rural communities  
This grant supports Resources Legacy Fund’s rural community economic diversification project, which works with partners to support communities across the American West in advancing sustainable economic development alongside conservation values. (Substrategy: Build the Conditions for Enduring Conservation)
for improving wildfire resilience and forest management funding in California  
Resources Legacy Fund works for the conservation of land, ocean, and water resources; climate change resilience; and conservation funding and policies that benefit all communities. This grant supports the fund’s work to build a diverse coalition that identifies and pursues opportunities to reduce risk of extreme wildfire events and bolster community resilience to wildfires in California. (Wildfire Strategy)
for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition  
This grant supports the ongoing collaboration and climate and land-use planning efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, for which the Resources Legacy Fund serves as fiscal sponsor. Leaders from five tribes founded the coalition in 2015, representing a historic consortium of sovereign tribal nations united in the effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural landscape. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Solutions)

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