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.

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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

June 28th, 1:19 pm

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Congratulations to Wilburforce grantee Johnny Mikes, recipient of The Elders’ Recognition Award for his lifelong devotion to parks and protected areas in BC! We’re grateful for Johnny’s steadfast conservation efforts, his helpful & beautiful maps, and his role as Field Director of the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative, a project of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society of BC (CPAWS-BC) and Conservation Northwest. Click here for more information:tinyurl.com/43te6f2y ... See MoreSee Less
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May 12th, 2:18 pm

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Join our team and be part of our efforts to protect wildlife and wildlands. We're hiring for two open positions: 1) Grants Administrator, and 2) Program Associate for Yellowstone to Yukon. Visit our homepage at www.wilburforce.org to download position descriptions and application instructions. ... See MoreSee Less
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May 4th, 1:18 pm

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It's official! This week we welcome Siva Sundaresan as our Program Officer for Yellowstone to Yukon. He is settling into his new office, unrolling maps, and getting to work. Siva brings extensive global experience in conservation and science, most recently as Director of Conservation at Greater Yellowstone Coalition. We are delighted to have him on our team! ... See MoreSee Less
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