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 the Conservation Litigation project  
This grant will support the Resources Legacy Fund’s Conservation Litigation project, which works with a network of expert academics to develop legal theories and long-term scholarship in support of conservation and protective public lands policy and raise the profile of legal issues related to public lands for both legal and general audiences.
for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign  
This grant supports the International Boreal Conservation Campaign, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund to empower Canadians to protect their boreal forestlands for the benefit of people and nature.
for the Western Energy Project  
This grant will support the Resources Legacy Fund’s Western Energy Project, which works with Western communities to protect ecologically significant national public lands by engaging in land-use planning processes and public education campaigns.

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