Hood Canal, Washington
The Laird Norton Family Foundation (LNFF) recently elected to focus one of its multi-year Watershed Stewardship Fund investments in the Hood Canal watershed of Washington’s Puget Sound. LNFF’s approach is to add value to existing efforts by enhancing local capacity through partnership building as well as investing in on-the-ground projects.
Rogue River, Oregon
The Rogue River Basin in southern Oregon is a hot spot of biodiversity, famed for its robust fisheries, wild and scenic river corridor, working forests and agricultural lands. With the recent removal of three dams along the main river corridor, Basin partners were eager to continue the restoration momentum.
Puyallup River Watershed, WA
In 2011, The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) announced its decision to make a long-term commitment to invest in the Puyallup River watershed. The goal of the initiative is to enhance the capacity and resiliency of the people and institutions in the watershed. By fostering collaboration, supporting and strengthening leadership, and promoting learning, they aim to ensure that the values of the Puyallup River are restored and sustained by capable, knowledgeable and engaged local watershed citizens.
Weber River, UT
The Weber River watershed of northern Utah supports a wide array of ecological and social values that benefit a growing and diverse set of watershed communities. Rising demand on watershed resources has made the work of conservation and stewardship increasingly challenging and complex.