Geos Institute

The GEOS Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. To this end, the Geos Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision-makers.

Geos Institute was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2008 to 2011.

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The now free-flowing Rogue River (upstream of Gold Hill, Oregon) after the removal of the Gold Ray Dam. Photo courtesy of the Geos Institute.

Geos Institute Grant history


$25,000 - To initiate a community-based climate change planning process in Missoula County. Place-based conservation


$17,000 - To initiate a community-based climate change planning process in Oregon's Deschutes Basin. Place-based conservation


$3,000 - For outreach to the scientific community regarding a new federal forest planning rule. Opportunity fund


$2,000 - To make use of current conservation opportunities presented by the federal government regarding forest policy. Opportunity fund


$2,500 - For a new computer server to allow NCCSP to expand efforts to assist communities preparing for climate change throughout the Northwest. Opportunity fund