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The Flathead River is home to many rare fish species that depend upon its world-renowned clean, clear water. This image was taken during the 2009 Flathead RAVE, a project of the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Flathead Wild team. Photo provided by Michael Ready, for Sierra Club BC.

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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.
Burrowing owl.  Photo by Paul Bannick.

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