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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $1,000,000 grant to Save-the-Redwoods League for land acquisition

Save-the-Redwoods League January 31, 2006

Save-the-Redwoods League announced today the acquisition of 80 acres of undeveloped forest land adjacent to Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County. The League intends to transfer the property to the State Department of Parks and Recreation for inclusion in Portola Redwoods State Park, which has some of the ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

CI launches unprecedented marine conservation initiatives

Conservation International announced major initiatives tonight that will create marine protected areas, increase marine research, and identify priorities for conserving marine species on an unprecedented scale.

The programs involve working with partners to establish ''seascapes" in three of the world's most biodiverse marine areas, set up a Marine Management Area ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards two major grants to NatureServe

NatureServe February 9, 2005

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded two major new grants to NatureServe, a non-profit group that provides the science and technology needed to guide effective conservation action. The grants will fund initiatives in Latin American conservation and information technology.

“Better understanding of the distribution and condition of plant ...

Solano Land Trust completes acquisition of nearly 4000 acres from Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Solano Land Trust February 3, 2005

The Solano Land Trust today announces it has acquired 905 acres of open land from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in Solano County. Escrow closed on January 19, 2005. The land, commonly referred to as the Vallejo Swett Ranch, is located in an unincorporated area between the cities of ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

The Rady School and Scripps Institution of Oceanography to investigate new dual degree program

January 28, 2005

The Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego were recently awarded a planning grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study the feasibility of establishing a dual degree program in marine science and management at UC San Diego. The ...

Samuel Merritt College receives $2.9M grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for nursing program

January 7, 2005

Shortages of nurses have sent hospitals scrambling to hire new registered nurses. With its six year grant of $2,890,392 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Samuel Merritt College (SMC) will be able to educate additional new nurses by initiating an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program in ...

$1.5 million Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant helps Park District double size of Vasco Caves Regional Preserve

December 20, 2004

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will be doubling the size of Vasco Caves Regional Preserve in southeastern Contra Costa County. On December 14, 2004, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously agreed to purchase three parcels equaling a total of 617 acres formerly owned by ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants $1.76 million to support global network uniting environmental researchers

Where will coral reefs exist in the future? How do thunderstorms affect lake ecosystems? Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with biologists and computer scientists from around the world, plan to answer these and other decades-old environmental questions using a 21st-century solution: information technology.

To ...

Conservation

POST acquires 240-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch with $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Peninsula Open Space Trust December 7, 2004

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) received a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assist in the purchase of the 240-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch in Santa Clara Valley. The total purchase price is $6.6 million. The property is being acquired as part of POST's Saving the ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $1.5 million grant to Holy Names University located in Oakland, CA

December 7, 2004

Holy Names University (HNU) receives $1.5 million 3-year grant award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a Master of Science in Nursing Program with a new focus in education, and a new Post-Master of Science Certificate Program, also with a focus in education. These University programs in ...