California Floristic Province

The California Floristic Province grantmaking, primarily in Northern California, focuses on the protection of salmon, land, wildlife corridors as well as the restoration of rivers. Within these focus areas, we are looking for groups or projects in which we can leverage our donation into one with a many fold impact.

Klamath Dam Removal

On March 10, 2023, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation officially broke ground on removal activities for the Klamath River dams. Removal of the four Klamath River dams will be the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States and the largest salmon restoration project ever. It will also begin to restore justice to the Tribes and indigenous peoples who have lived along the Klamath River since time immemorial.

Read article in California Trout

BeeOdiversity Works with Bee Colonies to Study Environmental Quality & Biodiversity

You’ve heard we have to save the bees, but can bees help us save the planet? That’s the mission of BeeOdiversity, a company that is using bees to track environmental quality and biodiversity in precise detail over large areas. So how does it work?

A colony of bees can collect pollen samples from 4 billion different plants, covering an area up to 700 hectares, in just one year. That’s a lot of data! And it allows BeeOdiversity to cost effectively gather really useful information.

Read article in epic

BeeOdiversity

Like living drones, bees will examine the state of the environment. Meet BeeOdiversity

Bank BNP Paribas, together with the Pszczoła Foundation and the BeeOdiversity company, implements the BeeOmonitoring project consisting in local monitoring of biodiversity and environmental pollution in agricultural and industrial areas with the use of bees. The details of the project and the role of bees in enhancing biodiversity are discussed by Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen, founder of BeeOdiversity, Bożena Wola, president of the Pszczoła Foundation, and Katarzyna Wielgosz, director of the Agronomist portal BNP Paribas Bank Polska.

Read article in Green News

BeeOdiversity

Rising in Curry County, Oregon and flowing across the state line into Del Norte County, California, the North Fork Smith River and all of its tributaries are pristine and in reference water quality condition because they remain undammed, undeveloped, and flow from and through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and the South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. 

Read article in Smith River Alliance

 

When Karl Wenner looks at his farm on Upper Klamath Lake in the mountains of southern Oregon, he sees a landscape in transition.

He and his partners converted part of their fields of barley into wetlands along the shore of the lake to filter runoff and protect the quality of the water that eventually flows back into the Klamath River, which empties into the Pacific on California’s coast. The project is part of a larger effort to clean up the river, remove dams and bring back salmon.

Read article in MSN

BeeOdiversity

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source.

Read article in NYT