Sustainable Northwest

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Sustainable Northwest (SNW) works with rural, resource-based communities in the Pacific Northwest to achieve economic development that benefits the environment. SNW's current organizational priorities include efforts to finalize and implement the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA), a landmark agreement to recover fisheries though the removal of four dams, ensure water supplies for ranchers and farmers, and increase community stability (tribal, fishing and agricultural) in the Klamath Basin in Northern California/ Southern Oregon. The goals of this work include: 1) securing dam removal, 2) Congressional and administration understanding and support for the KBRA, 3) A new agreement for water allocation between the tribes and landowners adopted by the Oregon Department of Water Resources, and; 4) Local constituencies (tribal, agricultural and civic) support the KBRA. (New, $200,000/24, 11% of organizational budget) SNW's work would advance two aspects of our Western strategy: 1) to ensure Western rivers are restored so they sustain natural flows and wildlife, and 2) build broad support for conservation in the West. Previous Performance Previous Hewlett Foundation operating support helped SNW be a key player in the work that led up to the KBRA. The organization brought together divergent interests to help forge the agreement.
About the Grantee
1130 SW Morrison Street #510, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The nonprofit Sustainable Northwest believes a healthy economy, environment, and community are indivisible, and that all are strengthened by wise partnerships, policies, and investments. The organization works with partners, including the Klamath tribes, to ensure healthy, working forests in Oregon; works with tribes, sportsmen, ranchers and other partners to restore the Klamath River; and works to build a clean energy economy in the Northwest. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
for the Klamath Basin program  
This renewal grant would support efforts to implement a landmark agreement to remove four dams on the Klamath River by 2020. Implementation will open 300 miles of river for salmon recovery; ensure water supplies for tribes, ranchers and farmers; and sustain commercial salmon fishing operations. Sustainable Northwest will work with residents and decision makers to build local support for removing the dams; partner with conservation, Native American, and water interests to educate state and federal decision makers on ways to implement the agreement; and provide staff support for citizen groups promoting the agreement.

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