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A sow grizzly bear in the Taku watershed where the Taku River Tlingit and the B.C. government recently signed an historic land use agreement. The Taku supports perhaps the highest density of grizzly bears in British Columbia. Photo provided by Angela Milani, for Round River Conservation Studies.

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Bridging the Divide

As the foundation prepares to sunset in the next decade, it is increasingly shifting its focus to developing citizen capacity to build a sustainable and more effective conservation movement.

The Brainerd Foundation is sunsetting. Learn more about what this means for our grantees and our giving in the next few years.
 Photo by Gordon Darrow.

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