Environment & Natural Resources Management
The Jackson Legacy
Senator Jackson was an integral figure in the shaping of federal environmental policies during the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout his career he was committed to protecting and managing the environment wisely while also balancing economic interests. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for 18 years, he was instrumental in passing legislation regarding national parks, energy resources and land use. In addition to his leadership on land use issues, Senator Jackson believed in the importance of mobilizing young people to support environmental efforts.
Grants and Strategic Initiative PrioritiesThe Foundation primarily supports public programs through its Strategic Initiatives in this area, with a recent emphasis on climate change, energy resources, and environmental stewardship education. For examples of the kind of public programming that is commensurate with the Foundation's interests, see Featured Grants and Initiatives. If you have any questions about our Strategic Initiatives, please call or send us an email. See Grant Process for additional application information.
North Cascades Institute Youth Leadership Adventures photo by Ethan Welty