The Sonoran Institute's mission is to inspire and enable community decisions and public policies that respect the land and the people of the West. SI's Conserving Rural Landscapes in the High Divide and Missoula and Ravalli Counties program prioritizes increased efforts to link policy reform with on-the-ground conservation action in the Northern Rockies, including the High Divide. SI works with rural landowners, county officials, developers, public agencies and state legislators to achieve its goals.
Sonoran Institute was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2008.
The Big Hole River. Photo courtesy of the Sonoran Institute.
Photo courtesy of the Sonoran Institute.
$60,000 - To conserve the distinctive natural areas and quality of life of the High Divide by working with rural landowners, community leaders, policymakers and developers to identify and protect these unique values. Conservation capacity
$100,000 - To conserve the distinctive natural areas and quality of life of the High Divide and Missoula and Ravalli counties by working with rural landowners, community leaders, elected officials and the development community to identify and protect these unique values. Place-based conservation
$25,000 - To support a multi-faceted community-based conservation program for the Northern Rockies. Place-based conservation
$75,000 - A two-year grant to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Northwest Office of the Sonoran Institute, and to assist Idaho's Lemhi County to achieve its conservation potential. Place-based conservation
$25,000 - To support the organizational development needs of the organization's Northwest Office. Conservation capacity
$30,000 - To protect critical wildlife habitat in the Yellowstone to Yukon region through community stewardship projects in the Yellowstone to Yukon region. Place-based conservation
$20,000 - To support efforts to respond to promising conservation opportunities in the Yellowstone to Yukon region. Place-based conservation