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 Center for Western Priorities  
This grant will support the Center for Western Priorities, a project of the Resources Legacy Fund. The center encourages public debate about conservation policy issues and works to advance those discussions online, in the news media, and throughout Western communities by sharing original research and reports. (Substrategies: Advance Conservation Protections and Build the Conditions for Enduring Conservation)
for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign  
Resources Legacy Fund serves as fiscal sponsor for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign (IBCC), which empowers Canadians to protect the boreal forestlands for the benefit of people and nature. For instance, IBCC supports the Indigenous Leadership Initiative to help strengthen Indigenous nationhood and fulfill Indigenous cultural responsibilities to the land. The Indigenous Leadership Initiative is working with First Nations across Canada on land-use planning, designation of new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, and programs to fund Indigenous Guardians to steward these protected areas. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections.)

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