Craighead Environmental Research Institute

The Craighead Environmental Research Institute (CERI) is a network of biologists dedicated to providing reliable information, through innovative research and state-of-the-art conservation planning, to foster ecologically sound management of wildlife and their habitats. CERI is focused primarily on the conservation of carnivores and their habitats, because of their status as umbrella species and their relatively high sensitivity to humans.

Craighead Environmental Research Institute was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2002 to 2014.

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Craighead Environmental Research Institute Grant history


$2,500 - To upgrade its technical infrastructure to provide wildlife connectivity modeling for the county's use in evaluating sub-division requests. Opportunity fund


$34,000 - To maintain wildlife populations and landscape integrity across the High Divide. Place-based conservation


$25,000 - To develop a Wildlife Conservation Overlay in Montana's Madison County. Place-based conservation


$5,000 - For computer equipment and Internet access to support scientific analysis of the Y2Y region. Conservation capacity


$10,000 - To identify and implement protection of key movement habitat on public and private lands across the Upper Madison River and Taylor's Fork Valleys in southwest Montana. Place-based conservation