Grand Foundation received $194,840 to build organizational capacity for long-term recovery. The grant will help fund a disaster coordinator for the long-term recovery group and support the disaster case management process. Additionally, it will enable Grand Foundation to hire a liaison who will help with volunteer and construction coordination.
National Fish and Wildlife Federation was awarded $250,000 to help communities restore natural resources, particularly river and stream corridors; water quality and essential wildlife habitat significantly affected by the 2020 Colorado wildfires. It will include areas in Grand County damaged considerably by the East Troublesome and Williams Fork fires. The project will also assist preparation and mitigation efforts in other areas of western Colorado currently without active forest management activities.
The Nature Conservancy received $100,000 to build local capacity for climate-forward reforestation of the Calwood and Cameron Peak burn scars. Wildfires pose a tremendous threat to our forests, water, and infrastructure, and reforestation is essential in reducing these impacts on surrounding communities. The Nature Conservancy will build the capacity for reforestation by a) evaluating gaps in seed stock and prioritizing collection areas, b) creating a seed tree network, and c) training land managers in native cone collection. This project directly addresses the need for building resilience and preventing devastation in the face of climate change and subsequent disasters.
New grantees will be posted as additional grant funds are awarded.