Grants Database

Defenders of Wildlife/California
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
California Wildland and Wildlife Defense: Building Public Resistance to Environmental Rollbacks
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Ventura and Yolo Counties.
Project Description:

To expand media coverage through editorials, op-ed and news stories about the environmental rollbacks affecting public lands, which then will increase public awareness and place pressure on (a) key Congressional members to resist proposals to weaken environmental protections and (b) state legislators and agency officials to advance state policies that will help to protect federal lands and resources against Trump Administration and Congressional rollbacks. Increased public and media pressure will help to advance protective state policies, including efforts to defend U.S. Forest Service lands, BLM Lands and national wildlife refuges, and to oppose the various rollback efforts.