Conservation and Science


Since its inception, the Packard Foundation has supported land conservation in the North American West. The region is home to some of the continent’s greatest natural treasures and last remaining wilderness. With its unique biodiversity and spectacular topography, this rich array of iconic landscapes has strong cultural significance for people who live there and visitors from around the world.

But the region is transforming before our eyes. A steady influx of development is straining natural systems, endangering biodiversity, and threatening regional economies. To mitigate this potential damage and related climate change impacts, we invest in strategic opportunities to conserve land and ensure the sustainability of these ecosystems.

Western Conservation

Learn more about the Western Conservation Subprogram, which awarded final grants in 2013.

Stories of Progress

Conservation and Science

Saving the Colorado River

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