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The Conservation Alliance Announces 2024 Winter Grant Recipients

March 26, 2024

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Kim Paymaster, Grant Program Director,

March 26, 2024 – The Conservation Alliance (TCA) is excited to announce the recipients of its latest round of grants. As part of the Winter 2024 cycle, $510,000 in grants were awarded to 12 organizations working to protect outdoor spaces and wild places throughout North America. Three organizations received an additional $45,000 in discretionary grants and TCA awarded one two-year, $120,000 grant as part of its Priority Campaign efforts.

TCA staff and board members evaluated 56 proposals before narrowing the field. Final grantees for the Winter 2024 round were chosen by TCA member companies through a nomination and voting process. One grantee will be supporting a TCA Priority Campaign – Idaho Conservation League for their work on removing four dams on the Snake River.

“We are at a pivotal moment as we look to protect the natural spaces that are important to so many communities, individuals, and habitats. Our newest round of grants, to both long-time partners and first-time grant recipients, supports strong efforts to conserve these places for current and future generations. We are grateful to TCA’s engaged membership that helps us connect to these important organizations, and fuels our funding and advocacy work across North America,” said Kim Paymaster, Grant Program Director at The Conservation Alliance.

The 16 new grants are located across eight American states – California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming – and one national effort to support the Bureau of Land Management’s Public Lands Rule. Five groups are first time recipients of TCA grant dollars.

The Conservation Alliance works with over 270 member companies to identify important conservation projects that seek to protect wild places and outdoor spaces. Each member company contributes annual dues to a central grant fund which are distributed through discretionary opportunities, the Confluence Program, Priority Campaign grants, and a winter and summer member directed grant cycle to the grassroots groups working to secure conservation outcomes.

Grant details are listed below. To learn more about The Conservation Alliance, its grants program and membership opportunities, visit

Organization Project Name Grant
CalWild Establishing New and Expanded National Monuments in SoCal $35,000
Central Oregon LandWatch Save Skyline Forest $45,000
Colorado Open Lands Protecting a Biodiverse Ecosystem for Wildlife and Community $10,000
Conservation Colorado Colorado’s Outdoor Future $45,000
Idaho Conservation League Restoring Salmon and Steelhead $120,000

over two years

Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Snake River Basin Restoration $10,000
Oregon Wild Protecting 5.5 Million Acres of Forests for Biodiversity & the Climate $25,000
Outdoor Alliance Protecting 245 Million Acres of Public Land through the BLM $25,000
Resources Legacy Fund – Western Energy Project Upper Missouri Watershed Protection Campaign $40,000
TRCP Protecting the Oregon Owyhee Canyonlands $50,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. Protecting the Pecos River Watershed and New Mexico Communities $50,000
Trust for Public Land Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan $35,000
WaterWatch of Oregon The Campaign to Remove Winchester, Murphy, and Charley Dams $50,000
Wild Montana Protecting the Lower Yellowstone River $50,000
Wild Salmon Center Stand Tall Oregon Campaign $50,000
Wyoming Wildlife Federation Designating and Funding the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Migration $35,000


About The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance is a coalition of over 270 like-minded member companies who pool resources to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s cherished wild places and outdoor spaces. Through the collective power of their membership – companies from a range of industries from outdoor industry to brewers, bankers, sportsmen, and renewable energy – take bold steps to conserve wild public lands and waters. Since 1989, they’ve awarded over $31,900,000 in grants and helped protect over 82 million acres and 4,570 river miles, remove or halt 38 dams, purchase 22 climbing areas & designate five marine reserves.

Please direct media inquiries to Kim Paymaster, Grant Program Director,