Resources Legacy Fund

For The California Drought Action Initiative

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    13 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
California's exceptional drought has resulted in urban water restrictions, cutbacks to agriculture, and such low water levels in rivers, streams, and wildlife refuges that fish and wildlife populations have been significantly declining. This grant to the Resources Legacy Fund would 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 would employ sound analysis, policy maker and public education, and outreach to the media. This grant would be part of the new California drought special initiative.
About the Grantee
Address
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1095
Sacramento, CA 95814
Grants to this Grantee
for the Western Energy Project  
The Resources Legacy Fund’s Western Energy Project (WEP) works to protect treasured landscapes in the American West by ensuring that any development of oil and gas from our federal public lands is done in a responsible manner. WEP empowers diverse organizations to preserve ecologically and culturally important areas; support the adoption of common-sense protections for our water, air, land, and wildlife; and work to safeguard opportunities for Americans to enjoy our public lands across the Intermountain West. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
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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