Flathead River Valley. British Columbia. Photo: Harvey Locke

Connecting Wildlands, Wildlife, & People

Wilburforce Foundation empowers conservation leaders to protect the irreplaceable lands, waters, and wildlife of western North America.

We support and connect organizations and individuals that are committed to protecting wild places and the wildlife that depend on them. We invest in science-based solutions, advocate for responsible policies, and strengthen our grantees’ capacities to achieve lasting outcomes.

MEET THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE WILBURFORCE TEAM, LISA WEINSTEIN, OUR PROGRAM OFFICER FOR SCIENCE AND CAPACITY.

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Where we work

We work within specific areas of western North America. We use conservation science to identify priority regions that correspond with our focus on wildlands and habitat connections that allow wildlife to thrive.

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What we fund

We exist to preserve western North America’s irreplaceable biological diversity and ecological integrity. We work with our partners to defend and use environmental policies that safeguard wildlife and wild places.

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Who we support

We support a diversity of organizations and collaborative efforts throughout our priority regions. We make sustained investments in our partners over time and build their capacity to achieve higher levels of effectiveness.

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news & information

April 3rd, 2:00 pm

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One of the highlights of our work at the foundation is acknowledging people with whom we work who go above and beyond in their efforts to protect wildlife and wildlands.On April 3rd, we honored Emma Gilchrist of DeSmog Canada with a Conservation Leadership Award. We'll be posting more information about Emma and her efforts to our website soon. In the meantime, we want to congratulate and thank Emma for everything she does to inform and enage Canadians about important environmental issues. ... See MoreSee Less

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April 3rd, 1:22 pm

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Wilburforce staff members way down deep in the vishnu schist of the Grand Canyon. ... See MoreSee Less

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