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Western Environmental Law Center

Western Environmental Law Center (WELC)
1216 Lincoln Street
Eugene, OR 97401

www.westernlaw.org
Phone: (541) 485-2471
Email contact:
eugene@westernlaw.org
EIN: 93-1010269
Founded: 1993
Exempt since: 1994

Self-Description: The Western Environmental Law Center is the West's leading environmental advocacy center. We are a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring that our nation's environmental laws are obeyed and enforced. Our office headquarters is located in Eugene, Oregon, with regional offices in Taos, New Mexico, Durango, Colorado, and Helena, Montana. We provide free or reduced-fee legal services to conservation groups, communities and individuals, challenging corporations and government agencies that violate environmental laws in the West. Our legal advocacy brings about long-lasting protections to preserve the region's air, water, public lands and forests, wildlife and habitat, and communities.

Actual: Aggressively anti-corporate social-change lawyers litigating against American industry in numerous seriously destructive campaigns.

NoDOG Connection: Filed protests of virtually all oil and gas drilling permits in the Western United States to destroy American energy on American soil.
The Brainerd Foundation gave WELC a grant to prepare NoDOG activists and others to deal with corporate campaigns (See The NoDOG Cluster and OGAP for details:

Western Environmental Law Center , Eugene, Oregon - 2004: $2,000 To instruct environmentalists in negotiation techniques by providing a training session led by TREC's Jim Thomas March 12-14.

 

Western Environmental Law Center
 financial condition 2006

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $1,007,618
Government Grants $0
Program Services $693,352
Investments $19,299
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0

 

Program Services $1,351,427
Administration $135,034
Other $157,064
Total Expenditures $1,643,525
Total Revenue $1,720,269   NET GAIN/LOSS $76,744

Western Environmental Law Center Officers and Directors 2006

Name Title Compensation
GREG COSTELLO EXECUTIVE $125,000
KEVIN KIRCHNER DIRECTOR $0
DAVID D DICKS DIRECTOR $0
LORI K MADDOX VP/SEC/TREAS $0
SCOTT W REED DIRECTOR $0
CORRIE YACKULIC PRESIDENT $0

foundation grants to Western Environmental Law Center 2004-2008

Donor Foundation
 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

FIREDOLL FOUNDATION
Walnut Creek
California

$10,000

2007

California work

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington

$30,000

2007

Public lands protection

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$75,000

2007

Protecting Western Wildlands and Species

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$50,000

2007

Protection of Bedrock Environmental Laws

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$45,000

2007

Western Mining Reform Project

SHARED EARTH FOUNDATION
Chestertown
Maryland

$10,000

2007

Predator Protection program

SHARED EARTH FOUNDATION
Chestertown
Maryland

$10,000

2006

Predator Protection Project

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington

$30,000

2006

Habitat conservation

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$15,000

2006

For general operating support

SCHERMAN FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$40,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$58,335

2005

Western Forester Defense Project

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$30,000

2005

Mining program

NORTHWEST FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2005

Protect and restore environment of the Northwest

DEER CREEK FOUNDATION
St. Louis
Missouri

$15,000

2005

To support the opening of an environmental law firm in Colorado for the purpose of defending and enforcing existing environmental laws and regulations.

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$75,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$65,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2005

Environmental preservation

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2005

Environmental preservation

RICHARD AND RHODA GOLDMAN FUND
San Francisco
California

$75,000

2005

Northern California Project, to protect the most endangered ecosystems in Northern California through legal means

SHARED EARTH FOUNDATION
Chestertown
Maryland

$10,000

2004

Predator protection project

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$30,000

2004

Environmental preservation

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$75,000

2004

To limit harm from irresponsible mining practices by using environmental laws and doctrines to challenge those activities in the Western United States.

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$75,000

2004

To provide legal protection for critical species and their habitats in the NW/SW funding region.

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$5,000

2004

For technology upgrades to ensure WELC continues to have the tools needed to perform as a highly functioning organization.

NORTHWEST FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Seattle
Washington

$23,000

2004

Protect & restore environment of the northwest

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$50,000

2004

Continued funding to help WELC provide legal and technical assistance to local governments in New Mexico in the adoption, implementation and enforcement of land use ordinances regulating mining, logging, growth and development

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$100,000

2004

Weston forest defense project

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$7,500

2004

Support for litigation to challenge revisions to the landmark 1994 Northwest Forest Plan that gut the Plan's protection for aquatic species and survey and marriage tools

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$15,000

2004

Support for a legal challenge to stop a recently released proposal that calls to logging in 29,000 acres affected by the 2002 Biscuit Fire in Oregon

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$6,250

2004

Support to file strategic challengers to the Bush administration's revisions to the National Forest Management Acts implementing regulations

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$2,000

2004

To instruct environmentalists in negotiation techniques by providing a training session led by TREC's Jim Thomas March 12-14.

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