From its start 50 years ago, our Community Grants Program has been rooted in conservation. But there is more to preserving and protecting the environment than simply purchasing and managing a property. Protecting our ecosystems isn’t possible without strong defenders of strong environmental laws and policies. Our 2016 grant to Earthwise Law Center at Lewis & Clark School to fund law clerks and other students that work pro bono on environmental issues is one way we’ve used our program to support the next generation of environmental champions. We are proud of our support for Earthwise through grants like this.