Western Conservation

Western Conservation

Private Foundations
Funder Name:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundatin
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Land Management
Atmosphere & Climate Change
Capacity Building, Collaboration, & Planning
Water Conservation
Funding Range:

The Foundation supports four strategies designed to achieve these goals across twelve U.S. states and three Canadian provinces:

  • Conserving land, with a goal of improving the ecological integrity of 300 million high-priority acres by 2035. The simplest definition of ecological integrity is that a place is sufficiently protected to ensure that unspoiled nature thrives. 
  • Improving the water flows of key rivers, with a goal of improving the ecological integrity of 8,000 high-priority river miles by 2035.
  • Increasing western clean energy, with a goal of reducing the development of fossil fuels on 85 million high-priority acres by 2035. 
  • Building broad support by engaging ranchers, farmers, hunters, anglers, faith-based organizations, as well as local businesses in areas where their influence is crucial to making progress on land, river, and energy goals. 

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RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.