Round River Conservation Studies

Round River is dedicated to conservation strategies that preserve and restore wild places; to that end, we strive to develop and support traditions that sustain wildness. These efforts are anchored in the principles of conservation biology, supported by field research and community planning.

Round River Conservation Studies was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2006.

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A sow grizzly bear in the Taku watershed, which supports perhaps the highest density of grizzly bears in British Columbia. Photo courtesy of Angela Milani, for Round River Conservation Studies.

Taku River flowing through the newly created Takhu Conservancy Park. Photo courtesy of Bryan Evans.

Round River Conservation Studies Grant history


$30,000 - To support the development of the Northern Nations Alliance in northern B.C. and the southern Yukon Territory. Place-based conservation


$3,000 - To provide negotiation training for Taku River Tlingit and Round River staff for the G2G Land Plan Negotiations. Opportunity fund


$30,000 - To provide planning, administrative and consulting support for the Northern Nations Alliance. Place-based conservation


$25,000 - To build a stronger organizational infrastructure. Conservation capacity


$30,000 - To assist in the production and delivery of conservation area designs for the British Columbia and Alaska coast, the territory of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and a land management plan prepared for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation. Conservation capacity


$35,000 - To complete a conservation biology-based conservation area design and land plan for the traditional territory of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation. Place-based conservation


$1,500 - To support a presentation to the Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board on the use of conservation biology in land-use decisions in northern B.C.'s Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. Opportunity fund


$25,000 - To assist a cooperative effort with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation to complete a comprehensive Conservation Area Design and land protection plan. Place-based conservation


$25,000 - To develop a Conservation Area Design for the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area in northern British Columbia; and to support a Muskwa-Kechika Land Use Management Workshop on Conserving and Managing Northern Wilderness Values. Place-based conservation


$20,000 - To assist a cooperative effort with the Nakina Centre for Aboriginal Learning and Living and the Taku River Tlingit First Nation to develop a conservation areas design for the Taku River watershed and a long-term land protection plan for the First Nation's aboriginal lands in the Taku River Basin. Place-based conservation


$20,000 - To expand the conservation areas design for the coastal rainforest ecosystem of British Columbia into the province's north coast and interior landscapes within the transboundary watersheds between northwestern B.C. and the panhandle of southeastern Alaska. Place-based conservation