Trout Unlimited

For Prevention Of Development Of Pebble Mine In Bristol Bay

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/26/2009
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Trout Unlimited (TU) is an organization of conservation-minded anglers who use science, public policy and volunteer conservation activity to conserve trout and salmon fisheries. The organization has 150,000 members and 400 chapters nationwide. TU reestablished its Alaska Program in 2005 and their primary areas of focus are its Bristol Bay protection campaign and efforts to protect and restore habitat in the Tongass Rainforest of Southeast Alaska. This grant will assist TU in its ongoing campaign to prevent construction of the massive proposed Pebble Mine and proposed mining activity on adjacent federal lands in the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay. This fits within the Hewlett Foundation's grant-making priorities to protect wilderness and to engage new advocates for the environment. (New, $150,000/2; 8% of project budget)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.tu.org 
Address
1777 North Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22209-3801, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Western Water and Public Lands programs  
This renewal grant would support Trout Unlimited’s efforts to protect, reconnect, and restore western rivers and streams and the lands necessary to sustain them. It will employ science, outreach, and organizing to engage a wide array of stakeholders—including ranchers, business people, and state and federal decision makers—in protecting western river ecosystems and the habitat needed to support them. The organization’s goals for this grant period include improving 1,900 river miles in sixteen western river basins for native and sport fisheries and protecting 32 million acres of public lands in eight western states.
for support of the Western Water and Public Lands programs  
This renewal grant to Trout Unlimited supports its advocacy, science, outreach, and organizing efforts to protect western river ecosystems and the habitat necessary to support them. It supports the goal of the organization’s new CEO, Chris Wood, to unite its separate land and water protection programs in order to be more focused and effective. Specifically, Trout Unlimited would work to protect and restore 800 miles of rivers in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming; protect 20 million acres of roadless land and other important habitat West-wide; and secure a decision from the Environmental Protection Agency protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay and its salmon fisheries from a proposed mine at its headwaters.

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