Spirit of Conservation
For well over a decade, ConocoPhillips Alaska has invested more than $6 million in the Spirit of Conservation initiative, a program designed to restore, enhance and provide access to Alaska’s key fish and wildlife habitats and populations.
The program achieves this through support of direct habitat improvement programs, public education, outreach programs and employee engagement. In 2019, ConocoPhillips Alaska awarded a total of $340,000.00, between 23 different projects. Here are some highlights:
- $20,000 to The Nature Conservancy for Ensuring Salmon Thrive in the Matanuska-Susitna
- $10,000 to the Alaska Association of Conservation District’s Mat Su Habitat Conservation Efforts and Annual Weed Smackdown
- $50,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for new animal enclosures and a truck and gator to haul an animal trailer
- $10,000 to Kenai Watershed Forum in general support of Adopt-A-Stream
- $50,000 to Great Land Trust for the Chugach Access Project
- $10,000 to Alaska Songbird Institute for the Alaskan Scientists and Communities Working Together for Birds project
- $50,000 to Ducks Unlimited for 2019 Impact of Growing Goose Numbers in Alaska and California
- $20,000 to Prince William Sound Science and Technology for the 2019 Headwaters to Ocean Education Program and Copper River Nouveau
- $10,000 to Tyonek Tribal Conservation District for 2019 Old Tyonek Creek Tributary Culvert Replacement
- $5,000 to Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District for 2019 Upper Susitna's Youth Conservation Corps
Through this program our previous investments have included Alaskans for Palmer Hayflats, Kenai Watershed Forum, Anchorage Waterways Council, Alaska Geographic Association, North Star Community Foundation, Pribilof Seabird Youth Network, and Anchorage Rotary Community Services, among many others.
Previous projects funded have included $54,500 for the Mat-Su Butte Summit Trail Project, $25,000 for Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Conservation and $25,000 to the Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Partnership. Additionally, we have focused on youth education, including programs at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks and through the Student Conservation Association.