Turner Endangered Species Fund
The Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) and Turner Biodiversity Divisions (TBD) are dedicated to conserving biological diversity by ensuring the persistence of imperiled species and their habitats with an emphasis on private land. Our activities range from single species conservation actions to restoration of ecological communities and functional ecosystems. We are unique in our efforts to bring the role of private lands to the forefront of ecological conservation. We aim to use the best science to effectively conserve biodiversity and disseminate reliable scientific and policy information. We are determined to establish a new level of effectiveness for private-public efforts to redress the extinction crisis.
Unlocking Silent Histories
Through an engaged critical and creative process, Unlocking Silent Histories inspires Indigenous youth to create documentary films that capture and illuminate their cultures, languages and customs. The voices of the youth lead the process, deciding which traditions and heritages to preserve and which methods are best to apply. Our goal is to collaboratively foster a learning and leadership model for younger generations as well as create business ideas that support their communities.
Web of Life Foundation
WOLFoundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialog and fresh thinking on pressing questions related to society, politics, business and the environment. Their purpose is to find ways to break out of conventional thinking and unleash imagination. They act as a catalyst for anyone who has fresh ideas on how to improve well-being — sustainably.
Western Environmental Law Center
The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate. They envision a thriving, resilient West, abundant with protected public lands and wildlife, powered by clean energy and defended by communities rooted in an ethic of conservation.
WELC works every day to ensure those who would harm our public lands, drinking water, wildlife and communities are held accountable to U.S. law. Without watchdogs like them, the laws meant to protect our values would be powerless. They are playing a key role in the future of the American West by identifying and advocating for forward-thinking environmental policies and through targeted, vigilant legal advocacy. WELC has provided pro bono legal services to hundreds of conservation groups and individuals.
Western Landowners Alliance
The Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) was established by landowners to improve the ecological health and economic prosperity of working lands in the American West.
WLA recognizes that economic vitality and conservation go hand in hand. In the American West, private lands encompass some of the most productive and biologically diverse landscapes, including the majority of water resources. They also provide crucial habitat, wildlife corridors and harbor the majority of imperiled species. Private landowners thus play pivotal role in shaping the future.
WLA provides a collective voice, a peer network and a shared knowledge base for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy. We bring the perspective of landowners to bear on the major issues of the day, advancing pragmatic, common-ground solutions that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.
Through our individual stewardship and collective action, we are committed to leaving the world a better place.
WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Victoria, Australia’s native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy. They survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east. They use thermal and infrared video technology to search for threatened species in areas of forests earmarked for logging in order to have the area protected. In this way, WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500 hectares (3700 acres) from logging since it was established in 2014.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of the Yellowstone to Yukon region. We believe in considering the land at a scale that matters to nature, and in using science to guide our decisions. Along with over 300 partners in Canada and the United States, we work to connect and protect habitat so that people and nature can thrive. Since Y2Y’s collaborative work began in 1993, protected areas in the region grew by more than 50 percent.