Charitable giving to protect wild places--wildlands philanthropy--is a noble American tradition. It is often difficult to find money on a timely basis from government sources to stop a pending clearcut. We thank project supporters and encourage future contributors.
Wildlands philanthropy is not a new facet of American conservation. For example, John D. Rockefeller helped create the Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the 1930s with a million-dollar donation to Save-the-Redwoods League. Wildlands philanthropy continues to grow as a movement and to motivate individuals who recognize the concrete application conservation dollars can achieve in securing wildlife habitat.
Redwoods to the Sea makes clear how important these individual contributions
can be. Without the support of private entities, this project could have
never succeeded. Both environmental foundations and large donors quickly
recognized the value of connecting the existing 2,550-acre BLM Gilham
Butte Late Seral Reserve (LSR) with Humboldt Redwoods State Park and linking
these protected areas with the King Range National Conservation Area.
As a result, Ancient Forest International would like to extend special thanks to the Columbia Foundation for its early support and visionary faith in this ambitious project. Special thanks are also in order for the contributions of the Paul G. Allen Forest Protection Fund, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Compton Foundation, the Giles and Elise Mead Foundation, Patagonia Inc., the Foundation for Deep Ecology, the Rockwood Fund, the Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, Project Lighthawk, and the many large donors who choose to anonymous.