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.

Wilburforce Foundation founder Rose Letwin honored by Alaska Wilderness League and Defenders of Wildlife

Rose Letwin, founder and president of Wilburforce Foundation, was recently honored by the Alaska Wilderness League with their Voice of the Wild Award and by Defenders of Wildlife with their Spirit of Defenders Citizen Advocacy Award.

Read more about the awards here.

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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


October 19 at 9:53pm

Thanks, Coastal Guardian Watchmen, for all that you do. We love to feature great stories about great people doing great things.

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October 18 at 10:35pm

Massive destruction going on in northern BC. Thanks to @photogGarth for documenting this. https://t.co/lG14QTG17j https://t.co/C9gKFrXPo3


October 18 at 5:10pm

The Alaska Wilderness League recently presented our founder Rose Letwin with their coveted Voice of the Wild Award for her many years of being a champion for Alaska’s lands, waters and wildlife. goo.gl/71P3IM