Howie Wier Memorial Conservation Grant

Anza-Borrego Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Dec 2, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense

Location of project: California

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



Anza-Borrego Foundation
The mission of Anza-Borrego Foundation is to protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Harold A. “Howie” Wier
Harold A. “Howie” Wier (1952-2001) was a native San Diegan and a lifelong naturalist. He worked as a biological consultant and conservation biologist throughout Southern California. He was active in the California Native Plant Society, a past President of San Diego Audubon and a long-time member of the Anza-Borrego Foundation. This grant program was established by Anza-Borrego Foundation with the help of Howie’s family, friends and colleagues as a fitting tribute to Howie’s passion.

Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded annually to assist graduate students conducting field studies in ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology and conservation biology in the Colorado Desert and Peninsular Range region of Southern California. 
Proposals will be evaluated for scholarly merit, project design and feasibility, and contribution to the future of conservation in the region. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Allowable costs include travel, supplies, equipment and other expenses associated with field work.
  • Researchers must obtain all necessary permits for conducting their research.