American Rivers was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2011 to 2016.
$10,000 - To conserve 250,000 acres of the Kalmiopsis Wild and Scenic River watersheds flowing through public lands in Southwest Oregon. Conservation capacity
$3,000 - To publicize the dam removal and river restoration on the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers. Opportunity fund
Two Southwest Oregon watersheds known for their wild salmon and steelhead, clean waters, natural and recreational resources, have received 20 years of protection from new hard rock mining projects. The protected area is a part of a vast, wild, largely roadless and globally unique environment bordered by the Pacific Ocean that is home to one of the highest concentrations of Wild and Scenic Rivers outside Alaska. The Brainerd Foundation supported American Rivers advocacy on this issue.