The Harder Foundation supports organizations working at the regional, state and local level in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana.
South Central Alaska:
- To support a collaborative environmental advocacy structure to protect public lands and waters.
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Coast and Columbia Estuary:
- To protect and restore healthy ecosystems and salmon habitat, from headwaters to tidewaters.
- To support the development of community leaders and a local constituency for conservation and environmental protection.
High Divide region of Western Montana and Central Idaho:
- To protect and restore healthy ecosystems for wildlife and communities in the face of climate change.
- To strengthen social acceptance of grizzly bears across the region to ensure their long-term survival.
- To maintain federal protections for grizzly bears.
Priority Campaigns and Strategies
We support a limited number of organized collaborative campaigns that are focused on protecting natural resources in our core geography. In addition, we have long supported state-based organizations that are engaged in policy advocacy, that coordinate campaigns and work in coalitions to set statewide priorities. Our campaign and strategy priorities for 2019 include:
Pacific Northwest Fossil Fuel Campaigns:
- To support diverse coalitions of organizations and communities fighting new fossil fuel infrastructure that impact Washington and Oregon.
Public Lands Protection Campaigns:
- To engage citizens and strengthen public support for protections of state and federal public lands.
- To protect forest ecosystems for the long term benefits they provide of clean water, clean air, biological diversity and climate resilience.
State Environmental Policy:
- To strengthen citizen engagement in environmental policy debates.
- To support organizations and coalitions that set common policy priorities to solve statewide and regional environmental problems.