Western Conservation Foundation

For The Ocean Protection Program

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/15/2016
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Protecting ecologically important ocean areas, like the New England Coast and the Arctic, are crucial both for their conservation values and to address climate change. The Ocean Protection Program will work to allow marine and terrestrial environments along the shores an opportunity to adapt to a changing world and to keep major threats, such as oil and gas development, from changing them even more rapidly. This grant will support the Western Conservation Foundation’s efforts to protect America’s special ocean assets by educating decision makers, the public, and the media about the plight of the oceans and what can be done to save them.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.wcfnd.org 
Address
1675 Larimer Street, Suite 420, Denver, CO, 80202, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The Western Conservation Foundation supports the efforts of diverse leaders and organizations to advocate for and advance federal and state conservation policies in the West, such as those addressing energy development and conserving wildlife connectivity and key landscapes, for the benefit of nature and communities. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
for the emerging leaders project  
Because Colorado is considered the regional center for the intermountain West, decision makers in Washington, particularly in the Department of the Interior, pay close attention to how state officials react to fossil energy development decisions on public lands. In New Mexico, a new senator with a background in conservation promises to be supportive of agency decisions to limit fossil energy development and provide added protections for public land. This grant would focus on building decision-maker leadership for public lands conservation in Colorado and New Mexico through communications, outreach, and education aimed at a broad constituency.
for general operating support  
This renewal grant would enable the Western Conservation Foundation to continue its work to engage diverse stakeholders in support of public land and water protection. It would also fund the Foundation’s efforts to promote sustainable energy policies.

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