AMB West Conservation

Responsible and Sustainable Land Management

Beyond sharing the best in Western hospitality, we also intend to have a positive impact on the land, and to protect what make our ranches such remarkable places. We have a deep appreciation for the natural heritage that is sewn into this landscape, and we look to the future with creativity and a profound respect for our natural resources. We manage our properties in a responsible and sustainable manner and strive to bolster good stewardship of the land that has brought us together.

Investment Strategy

In its conservation philanthropy, the family and Foundation honor our core values by listening to and learning from residents; recognizing that navigating tradeoffs requires thoughtful, inclusive approaches; encouraging collaboration among partners working for collective impact; and investing in long-term solutions that ensure the ecologically unique natural resources of Paradise Valley will thrive for generations to come.

The AMB West Conservation Fund supports high-impact projects in the Paradise Valley that enhance the ability of human and ecological communities in the valley to thrive over the long term. The Fund seeks collaborative solutions that consider the Paradise Valley as a system, irrespective of property or jurisdictional boundaries.

To accomplish the Foundation’s goals, the board makes disciplined and intentional funding decisions based on these guidelines. The Foundation continually monitors and adjusts strategies to adapt to evolving conditions and opportunities. The Foundation will consider funding for programs and delivery of services, convening, policy and advocacy, research, general operating support, or training and technical assistance.

The 2020 AMB West Conservation Fund priorities include:

  • The Upper Yellowstone River Watershed: The Fund will award grants to organizations working to improve the long-term health of the river system, including water quality, water availability, habitat improvement, and drought preparedness and response.
  • Wildlife: The Fund supports efforts to enhance habitat for wildlife or enhance the ability of wildlife to move and migrate across the landscape to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Working Landowner Sustainability: The Fund seeks creative nonprofit efforts to enhance the ability of agricultural and working landowners to remain on the land, preserving and enhancing the cultural, ecological, and economic heritage of the Paradise Valley.

To apply for a grant, please read through the grant guidelines and follow the provided links here.

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