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Alaska Rainforest Defenders (AK)

Public outreach and website development to more fully inform the public about threats to the ecologically important and intact stands of old growth on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Alaska Wildlife Alliance (AK)

Support for protecting Alaska’s wildlife from overhunting by advocating for ecosystem-based management at Alaska’s Board of Game. 2020, 2022, 2023

Alaskans for Wildlife (AK)

Protecting wolves and other wildlife of Denali National Park and Preserve and Izembek National Wildlife Refuge from shooting and trapping through public pressure on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Board of Game. 2017

Allegheny Defense Project (PA)

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest from oil and gas drilling and road-building through citizen monitoring, legal advocacy, and grassroots organizing. 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2021

Alliance for the Wild Rockies (MT)

Funding litigation to haltclearcutting of lynx and grizzly bear habitat on the border of Yellowstone National Park. 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Altacal Audubon (CA)

Working with landowners to take advantage of existing incentives that protect species to recover bank swallows, healthy riparian ecosystems, and biodiversity. 2010

American Forest Alliance (WV)

ImplementingClimate Ground Zero, a civil disobedience campaign to fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. 2010

Applegate Valley OHV (OR)

Fighting damage to endangered ecosystems in the Applegate Valley from off-road vehicles through monitoring and advocacy. 2016. 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Arizona Mining Reform Coalition (AZ)

Implementing Protect Oak Flat Project to ultimately block Rio Tinto’s proposal to build a destructive copper mine. 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Arroyo Seco Foundation (CA)

Organizing a Steelhead bike ride to build momentum for comprehensive water management and native fish restoration in Arroyo Seco. 2018

Association for the Protection of Hammersley, Eld, & Totten Inlets (WA)

Funded the scientific and legal analysis/rebuttal of an Environmental Impact Statement(EIS) fora commercial aquaculture project to farm a non-native species of blue mussel in Puget Sound. 2010

Audubon of Kansas (KS)

Protecting the black-tailed prairie dog in western Kansas from indiscriminate poisoning on private lands by tracking relocated prairie dogs with micro-chips.. 2011

Balloons Blow (FL)

Educating communities and schools about the destructive effects of balloon releases on diverse species of wildlife. 2015, 2018, 2019

Basin and Range Watch (NV)

Stopping the Bureau of Land Management from clearing hundreds of thousands of acres of threatened pinion-juniper woodlands through field checks and public engagement in Nevada. 2017

Battle Creek Alliance (CA)

Raising awareness about the impacts of clearcutting, salvage logging, and herbicide usage on the public trust resources of water, air, soil, climate, and wildlife in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges of California. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Beaver Institute (MA)


Grant to protect beavers from trapping and other types of killing and support non-lethal beaver management and watershed restoration through a national advocacy, education, and training campaign. 2022, 2023

Big Wildlife (CA)

Using basic grassroots organizing, media exposure and legal
advocacy to challenge and expansionbear hunting in California. 2010

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (WY)

Supporting litigation to stop excessive logging in the Black Hills National Forestthrough citizen monitoring, legal advocacy, and grassroots organizing. 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Biofuelwatch (VT)

Raising awareness and documentingthe large logging footprint of biomass incineration for electricity. 2011

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project (OR)

Defending ecosystems in eastern Oregon’s forests through fieldchecking, appeals, alliance building, and litigation. 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Bold Visions Conservation (MT)

To create the first Monument dedicated to wildlife along the Montana-Idaho border protecting the Gallatin Range and working to protect 1.6 million acres.   2017, 2023

Buckeye Forest Council (OH)

Implementing a forest watch program to stop destructive activities in Ohio’s public forests through field monitoring, appeals, and litigation.2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011

Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (AR)

To protect Buffalo National River watershed and corridor with a. permanent moratorium on large swine industrial concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO).  2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Burns Bog Conservation Society (BC, Canada)

Stopping the South Fraser Perimeter Road, which would destroy the fragile Burns Bog through mobilizingpublic support. 2008, 2011, 2012

Burrowing Owl Preservation Society (CA)

Surveying for and raising awareness about burrowing owls and assessing their population levels to provide a baseline for conservation targets. 2014

Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FL/KY)

Challengingthrough grassroots organizing and litigation the construction of a federal prison in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, which would expose protected species, ecosystems, and human communities to toxic materials. 2016, 2017, 2018

Cascadia’s Ecosystem Advocates (OR)

Implementing the Ground Truth advocacy project of grassroots organizing and public outreach to protect public lands from logging and biomass extraction. 2010, 2011

Castle Mountain Coalition (AK)

Protecting salmon, moose, and people in the Matanuska watershed and Matanuska Valley Moose Range by challenging mining companies. 2014

Center for Environmental Equity (OR)

Compelling government agencies through aggressive public oversight to clean up mining Superfund sites. 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015

Central Oregon LandWatch (OR)

Producing and distributing educational materials to protect wildlife on private lands in Central Oregon. 2010

Chattooga Conservancy, Inc. (GA)

Protecting two roadless areas in the Chattooga watershed from road construction and logging. 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020

Cherokee Forest Voices (TN)

Implementing a forest watch program to protect and restore ecologically sensitive areas on the Cherokee National Forest. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Citizens for LA Wildlife (CA)

Implementing a barn owl nesting program to promote owls as alternatives to rodenticide. 2015

Civil Liberties Defense Center (OR)

Supporting legal activities for grassroots climate justice groups. 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2015, 2016

Climate Ground Zero (WV)

Stopping mountaintop removal coal mining through direct action. 2009, 2014

Climate Justice Montreal (QB, Canada)

Stopping ecologically harmful shale gas fracturing in Quebec to protect one of largest and most important watersheds in Eastern North America,.2011

Clinch Coalition (VA)

Implementing a forest watch program to oppose destructive management activities on the Jefferson National Forest. 2011

Coast Range Forest Watch (OR)

Implementing a forest watch program to protect native ancient forests along Oregon’s coast range. 2013, 2014, 2016

Colorado Wild (CO)

Fighting a massive development project at Wolf Creek Pass in the southern Rocky Mountains to protect wilderness and imperiled species such as the Canada lynx. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Community Action Project – Calaveras Planning Coalition (CA)

Working to protect habitat for 34 special status species across 500,000 acres from development in the central Sierra Nevada county of Calaveras through litigation against the County General Plan Update and Environmental Impact Report. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Concerned Citizens of Jackson (CA)

Litigating the Gold Rush Ranch development to protect oak woodlands of the Central Sierra Nevada foothills. 2010

Conservation Congress (CA)

Implementing a forest watch program in northern California, including comments, objections, and litigation of timber sales that violate federal environmental laws, especially Endangered Species Act enforcement for the Northern Spotted Owl. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 

Cook Inletkeeper (AK)

Protecting Cook Inlet’s beluga whales and salmon from coal strip mining through challenging Alaska’s threat to remove endangered species protections. 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center (WY)

Compelling government agencies through litigation to clean up the Formosa Mine Superfund site. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2020, 2022

Cougar Rewilding Foundation (WV)

Teaching first responders in the American Midwest about non-lethal methods for dealing with cougar incidents. 2011

Earth First! Climbers Network

To support grassroots campaigns’ resistance to ecological destruction by offering action specific training.

EarthFirst! Speakers Bureau (FL)

Coordinating speaking engagements across the USA promoting biocentrism, grassroots activism, direct action, and independent media. 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Earthroots (ON, Canada)

Protecting pristine watersheds in Ontario’s northern boreal forestfrom industrial mining operations through First Nation community organization and legal challenges. 2011

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch (CA)

Halting clearcutting and changing forest policy on private lands in the Sierra Nevada through advocacy, education, and coalition building. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Eco Advocates NW (OR)

Working to defeat pro-logging bills in Congress and protect forest ecosystems. 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021

EF!, a new musical about Earth First!


Grant for a new musical about Earth First! that will directly support direct action environmental campaigns via an immersive performance held outdoors at specific natural sites directly threatened by industry and development. 2022

Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center (AZ)

Safeguarding Oak Flat in the Superstition Mountains from a massive copper mine through grassroots education and outreach. 2013

Environment Georgia (GA)

Opposing a new nuclear plant along the Chattahoochee River by organizing local community opposition and promoting energy alternatives like solar power. 2009, 2016

Environmental Protection Information Center (CA)

Protecting spotted owls and their old-growth forest habitat on public and private lands through education, monitoring and advocacy. 2009, 2010, 2019

Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology

To fund a guide with case study reports to teach forest activists, reporters, and concerned citizens on how to access key government documents and analyze critical data that discloses the impact and economic costs of Forest Service wildfire suppression operations. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023

Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Citizens Task Force (MT)

Build public support to protect more than 1.5 million acres of roadless areas, threatened and endangered species, water quality in the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Footloose Montana (MT)

Passing a ban on public-lands trapping in Montana through outreach, education and collaboration with like-minded organizatons. 2009, 2010, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Forest and Climate Movement Convergence ( IL )

A conference to unify activists working on forests and climate to develop strategies with concrete actions and campaigns to address the urgent crises we face. 2019

Forest Service United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology (OR)


To produce a guide to teach forest activists, investigative reporters and concerned citizens how to access key government documents that disclose the environmental impacts and costs of forest suppression. 2004, 2007, 2018

Friends of Big Ivy (NC)

Working to protect old-growth forests and rare species habitat in Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests through advocacy and coalition-building to support permanent protections in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Plan. 2019

Friends of the Bitterroot (MT)


Funds for Forest Watch activities to protect forests and habitat linkages for grizzly bears from damaging logging through ground-truth public comments, and litigation of logging projects. 2022, 2023

Friends of Blackwater (WV)

Implementing the Save our Squirrel campaign, including litigating to overturn the delisting of the federally endangered West Virginia northern flying squirrel. 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves (IL)


Support for protection and conservation of Bell Bowl Prairie and rare and endangered species through outreach, legal action, and advocacy. 2022

Friends of Knowland Park (CA)

Challenging the Oakland Zoo expansion that would destroy a wildlife corridor through legal counsel and public outreach. 2012, 2013, 2015

Friends of Living Oregon Waters (OR)

Preventing development of Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas Terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline through community organizing and outreach. 2004, 2010

Friends of the Boundary Mountain (ME)

Fighting the Army Corps of Engineer’s commercial wind farms in Maine’s Boundary Mountains through litigation. 2013

Friends of the Clearwater (ID)

Curtailing heavy-handed fire-fighting techniques and road development on firebreaks in north-central Idaho’s roadless areas and wilderness areas through post-fire monitoring and advocacy. 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument (MT)

Protecting the wild prairie of north-central Montana by building a grassroots voice challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s Hi-Line management plan. 2012

Friends of the Pelicans (FL)


Support for protecting Florida’s declining seabird populations from fishing line entanglement through advocacy, intervention, and education. 2022, 2023

Friends of the Sea Otter (CA)

Compelling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adopt a legally valid policy that protects Alaskan sea otters through advocacy. 2015

Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk (CA)

Protecting habitat for the Swainson’s Hawk on private lands in South Sacramento County through public support and advocacy. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Friends of the Wild Swan (MT)

Protecting habitat for grizzly bears, lynx, wolverine, fisher, bull trout, and other imperiled species in northwest Montana that are threatened by timber sales, road building, and federal land takeovers through legal challenge and public support. 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

From the Heart Productions (CA)

Producing films (Pacific Fishers ‚Äď In the Wild After Wildfire, Searching for the Gold Spot) that educate the public about the importance of post-fire ecosystems.2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Gallatin Wildlife (MT)


Grant to advocate for wildlife corridors and connectivity enhancement by protecting connectivity routes and advocating for wildlife-crossing structures in the Gallatin region. 2022, 2023

Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance (MT)

Working for the protection of roadless wildlands in the Northern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through the creation of a formal Wilderness designation and a grassroots movement to advocate for its passage. 2019

Georgia Forest Watch (GA)

Protecting Georgia’s national forests and rivers from destructive activities through a forest watch program. 2006, 2013, 2016

Gill Tract Community Farm (CA)


To safeguard overwintering western monarch butterflies from habitat destruction by campaigning for University of California Berkeley to complete a current Environmental Impact Report. 2021

Glen Canyon Institute (UT)

Restoring a free-flowing Colorado River through Glen and Grand Canyons and promoting permanent protection by upgrading the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to National Park status. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project (AZ)

Funds for saving Mexican gray wolves from extinction by organizing to increase their legal protections and expand their habitat.  2020

Grasslands Unlimited (NE)


Funding to promote larger and more resilient elk populations in southeast Colorado preventing overhunting and mismanagement through advocacy and administrative rulemaking. 2022

Grizzly Times (MT)

To develop necessary science in support of litigation to prevent a Yellowstone grizzly bear hunt and to restore endangered species protections for this population. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Guardians of our Ancestor’s Legacy (GOAL) Tribal Coalition (WY)

Saving and recovering grizzly bears by preventing hunting and trapping, protecting habitat, and keeping the species on the Endangered Species list through a Tribal Coalition. 2015, 2016

Hells Canyon Preservation Council (OR)

Safeguarding the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests through science-based advocacy. 2011

High Sierra Rural Alliance (CA)

Challenging Sierra County’s Timber Production Ordinance to prevent forest fragmentation through legal actions and public support. 2007, 2011

Humane Action Pittsburgh (PA)


Support for the ‚ÄėLove your Wild Neighbor‚Äô project to safeguard wild animals perceived as nuisances from euthanasia by animal control. 2022

IlluminOcean (CA)

Support for the production of the film FIN to promote effective dolphin protection through perspective and action.  2020

Indiana Forest Alliance (IN)

Implementing a forest watch program to protect Indiana’s state forests from logging that includes ground-truthing, legal advocacy, and community outreach. 2013

Kentucky Heartwood (KY)

Implementing a forest watch program that includes project reviews, monitoring, advocacy, and public education to protect the Daniel Boone National Forest and Land Between the Lakes against harmful management practices. 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023

Kettle Range Conservation Group (WA)


To save landscape-level migration corridors and habitats essential to survival of wolf, grizzly bear, lynx, and other apex species from new road construction, logging, and damaging livestock grazing. 2021

Klamath Forest Alliance (CA)

Documenting negative impacts of grazing on water quality and other ecosystem functions and pushing for reform or elimination of grazing on wilderness in the Klamath Mountains of California. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Living Rivers (UT)

Stopping tar sands and oil shale strip mining projects near Moab through litigation, outreach, education, and public policy initiatives. 2012

Lobos of the Southwest (AZ)

Working to protect the Mexican gray wolves from social intolerance and build support in communities directly affected by the loss of wolves and their habitat by developing educational materials for schools in the Mexican gray wolf recovery area. 2019

Lynn Canal Conservation (AK)

To support engagement ontwo large development projects that threaten old-growth forests that would have negative impact on habitat and for wildlife, especiallyimperiled Chilkat River Chinook. 2018, 2020

Malama na Honu, HI 


Saving Hawaiian green sea turtles (Honu) from intentional or inadvertent harassment while they bask on Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii.

Mendocino Trail Stewards (CA)

Protecting many species dependent on rare second growth redwood forest (<2% remaining) by stopping CAL FIRE timber sales. 2021

Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CT)


To safeguard native wild trout from climate change by building community awareness, action, and advocacy on dam removal through the Down with the Dams project. 2021

Native Ecosystems Council (MT)

Protecting forests and species in Montana through legal action. 2013, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

NE Forest Watch (NJ)


Support for a billboard campaign to promote protection of intact contiguous forests in New Jersey. 2022

No Port Southport (NC)

Fighting one of the largest marine container terminals proposed in coastal habitat in North Carolina by funding an independent Environmental Impact Study. 2010

Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team Support Network (OR)

Protecting native and ancient forests in Oregon from destructivelogging through surveys of arboreal wildlife, lichens, and rare plants and legal advocacy. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

NY environcom, NY


Stopping sewage contamination in the Basha Kill by enforcing Dragon Springs to cease wastewater violations and remediate damage.

Ocean Defenders Alliance (CA)

Pressuring the California Department of Fish and Game to enact tighter restrictions to prevent whale entanglements by the fishing industry through documentation for a legal challenge. 2017, 2020

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (GA)

Litigating against the King America Finishing textile plant that polluted the Ogeechee River and caused the largest fishkill in Georgia’s history. 2012

Pacific NW Forest Climate Alliance (OR)


Grant to establish a Forest Climate Resource Library to share useful documents among the over 70 advocacy groups in the alliance. 2022

Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition (FL)

Challenging Scripps Biotech expansion in Palm Beach County that would destroy habitat for endangered species through legal action and grassroots organizing. 2011. 2012, 2013, 2014

Palm Springs Wildlife Advocates (CA)


Funds for the Poison-Free Coachella Valley campaign to safeguard desert species from rodenticides through education and policy change advocacy. 2021, 2022, 2023

Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (ID)

Fighting construction of a highway on Paradise Ridge in Idaho, to protect the endangered Palouse prairie ecosystem through public, coalition and legal challenges. 2017, 2018, 2022

Pasadena Audubon Society (CA)

Opposing a massive sediment removal project that threatens rare riparian habitat in Hahamonga Watershed Park in southern California through community organizing and legal challenges. 2017

Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (AZ)

Protecting the Patagonia Mountains in southern Arizona from mining exploration and mineral drilling through monitoring, outreach, and litigation. 2015, 2018

Pelican Island Audubon Society (FL)

Stopping an ecologically damaging boat ramp in the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area on the Indian River Lagoon through legal action. 2011

Philmont Beautification, Inc, NY 


Safeguarding 93 bird species identified in a Biological Survey Study of Summit Lake and adjacent lands from tree clearing by litigation.

Project Coyote (CA)

Promoting coexistence with carnivores by teaching people how to live together with coyotes. 2013, 2014, 2021

Public Lands Media, George Wuerthner.

To fund writing that counters the flawed logging/thinning method in fire prevention.  2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Quiet Use Coalition (CO)

Protecting roadless areas in central Colorado from damaging unauthorized off-road vehicle use through public advocacy. 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018

Raptors Are The Solution (CA)

Protecting raptors, foxes, fishers, coyotes and other wildlife that prey on rodents from rat poison by educating people about these non-target victims of rat poison and practical alternatives to controlling rodents like increasing the raptor population. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

RESTORE: The North Woods (ME)

Creating a new national park in Maine and other national park proposals through individual initiatives, building coalitions, and rallying public support. 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Rio Grande International Study Center (TX)

Grant to protect the Rio Grande ecosystem in South Texas from the proposed border wall by nonviolent direct action training, and border stories. 2020

Rock Creek Alliance (MT)

Fighting the Rock Creek mine in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Watershed and Cabinet Mountains Wilderness through public advocacy and a campaign utilizing science and
environmental laws. 2013

Rocky Mountain Recreation Initiative (CO)

Protecting Colorado wildlands from mountain bike trail damage by mapping trail fragmentation, and engaging conservationists, hunters, and anglers in the process. 2000,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Sacred Lands Conservancy (WA)


To safeguard the Southern Resident Killer Whales from the ongoing trauma of colonization by promoting Indigenous stewardship. 2021

San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council (CO)

Fighting the Village at Wolf Creek resort complex that would harm wilderness, wildlife habitat, and water quality at the headwaters of the Rio Grande. 1997, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023

Santa Fe Forest Coalition (NM)

To fund litigation over the Santa Fe Forest decision to clear more than 90% of the trees in the Hyde Park roadless area. 2018, 2019

Save the Cedar League (BC, Canada)

Protecting a 2.5 million-acre Rainforest Conservation Corridor in the world’s only inland temperate rainforest through scientific expertise and public action. 2010, 2011, 2012

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (AZ)

Stopping the Rosemont copper mine in the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizonathrough legal challenges. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Sequoia ForestKeeper (CA)

Ensuring logging and other harmful management activities are prohibited in the Giant Sequoia National Monument though monitoring and litigation. 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2020

Selkirk Conservation Alliance (ID)

Monitoring Selkirk Mountain caribou winter habitat closures on federal public lands to stop unauthorized motorized vehicles. 2016

Sheep Mountain Alliance (CO)

Conservation advocacy to safeguard biologically important habitat in the San Juan Mountains from resource development. 2019, 2021

Sierra People’s Forest Service (CA)

Challenging a California Department of Forestry Timber Harvest Plan in mature forests through litigation. 2010

Siskiyou Land Conservancy (CA)

Reducing the use of toxic pesticides on lily farms around the Smith River Estuary through public advocacy. 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Snake River Waterkeeper (ID)

Compelling the Environmental Protection Agency to protect endangered sockeye salmon in the Lower Snake River in Idaho through litigation. 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Sound Action (WA)

Funds support the protection of Puget Sound nearshore habitat from development impacts through watchdog work and legal action to enforce environmental laws. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

South Florida Wildlands Association (FL)

Protecting habitat for the Florida panther and other rare and endangered species in south Florida by blocking construction of a Florida Power & Light power plant through documentation and public outreach. 2012

Southern California Bluebird Club (CA)

Advocacy, grassroots organizing, and education to create a network of dead and dying trees throughout California as habitat for cavity dwelling species. 2013, 2014

Southern Plains Land Trust (CO)

Protecting native prairie plants, animals, and ecosystems on southern plains state and federal grasslands through monitoring, education, and wildlife coexistence programs. 2002, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Southwest Environmental Center (NM)

Funds to conserve native wildlife and ecosystems in New Mexico by enacting legislation to reform state wildlife policies and institutions. 2020

Southwest Lobo (AZ)

Engaging local residents in tracking and monitoring critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and discouraging wolf killings by maintaining an on-the-ground presence. 2008, 2011

Standing Trees (VT)


Support for legal defense to protect the White and Green Mountain National Forests in Vermont and New Hampshire from damaging logging. 2022

Swan View Coalition (MT)

Enforcing Flathead National Forest’s motorized road and trail closures to protect fish and wildlife, especially bull trout and wolverine, in the Swan Range of Montana through public advocacy. 1991, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Tennessee Heartwood (TN)

Implementing a forest watchprogram and grassroots activist trainings in the Cherokee National Forest and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The Forest Advocate (NM)

Funds for a website and public outreach to protect the Santa Fe National Forest from ecologically damaging ‚Äúfuel treatment projects‚ÄĚ (I.e. logging). 2020, 2021, 2023

The Maine Wolf Coalition (ME)

Funding for efforts to protect wolves from hunting and trapping by documenting their presence in Maine. 2020

The Rewilding Institute (NM)


Support for restoring apex predator populations in the northeastern U.S. by preventing killing of carnivores and habitat destruction through rewilding and promoting carnivore management reform. 2021, 2022

Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, NY


Restoring native Long Island turtles through a comprehensive onsite breeding and release program.

Unite the Parks (CA)

Funding to protect millions of acres of forest from logging in the Southern Sierra Nevada for the endangered Pacific fisher through a lawsuit. 2020

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper (MT)

Upholding water quality standards in Montana through legal challenge. 2015, 2020, 2021, 2023

Utah Environmental Congress (UT)

Protecting Utah’s national forests from destructive activities through ground-truthing, public participation, and legal advocacy. 2010, 2012, 2013

Utah Rivers (UT)

Fighting the Lake Powell Pipeline, a massive proposed diversion of Colorado River water,through education and public advocacy. 2015, 2016

Virginia Forest Watch (VA)

Protecting roadless areas, old-growth forests, and watersheds in Virginia Mountain Treasure areas across the George Washington and Jefferson national forests through a forest watch program. 2010

Virginia Wilderness Committee (VA)


To save Virginia’s endemic species and their high elevation habitat from resource exploitation and management through congressional protective designations. 2021

Voyageurs National Park Association (MN)

Protecting the Namakan River from a hydroelectric dam at High Falls in NW Ontario through coalition and public support. 2010

Washington Wildlife First, WA


Helping maintain protections for wolves in Washington by keeping them on the state endangered species list.

Water Climate Trust, CA


Safeguarding endangered aquatic species from excessive water diversions through instream flow requirements and water funding principles.

Western Lands Project (WA)

Promoting the Solar Done Right campaign to protect public lands from industrial-scale solar power plants, and preserving public lands by monitoring and fighting federal land exchanges and sales through legal challenge. 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Western Slope Conservation Center (CO)

Support for protecting the wildlife, lands, water, and economy of the North Fork Valley in Colorado from oil and gas development. 2020, 2021

Wild Connections (CO)

Permanently protecting the proposed Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness and ten roadless areas on the Pike-San Isabel National Forest through mapping documentation and public education. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013

Wild Equity Institute (CA)

Protecting and restoring endangered species habitat in the San Francisco Bay Area through litigation. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Wild Alabama (AL)

Funds to conserve biodiversity in the Bankhead and Talladega National Forests from logging through Forest Watch activities. 2020

Wild Farm Alliance (CA)

Working to pass a rule change in the USDA National Organic Program to eliminate the incentive to convert native ecosystems to farms, to protect both wildlife habitat, to restore natural stream flows and meadow and wetland habitat, and to enhance the integrity of the organic label through policy development and public engagement. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Wildfutures (CA)

Working to pass a rule change in the USDA National Organic Program to eliminate the incentive to convert native ecosystems to farms, to protect both wildlife habitat, to restore natural stream flows and meadow and wetland habitat, and to enhance the integrity of the organic label through policy development and public engagement. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2017

Wilderness Watch (MT)

Removing Fish Lake Dam in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness through advocacy. 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Wildlands Defense (ID)

Protecting Great Basin juniper and sagebrush vegetation and wildlife communities from destruction through documentation for public comments, appeals and legal challenges. 2015, 2016, 2020

Wildlife for All (NM)


Funds to create a toolkit to empower wildlife advocates to reform state wildlife management to prioritize preservation rather than consumptive uses like hunting, angling, trapping and egregious  killing contests. 2022

Wild Utah Project (UT)

Challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s national grazing program through litigation. 2011

WildWest Institute (MT)

Implementing the Public Lands Project to mobilize the public and political support to protect and restore public lands in the Northern Rockies, including Ecosystem Defense, Watershed and Wildland Fire Restoration, and Roadless Rockies programs. 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Yellowstone to Uintas (ID)

Stopping habitat fragmentation in the Bear River Range from mining, logging, off-road vehicles, and livestock grazing through documentation and public advocacy. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023