Howie Wier Memorial Conservation Grant

Anza-Borrego Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Dec 3, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense

Location of project: California

Location of residency: California

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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 for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Anza-Borrego Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We exist to ensure that individuals, corporations and governments value our desert for all of its unique characteristics. That’s why we don’t just advocate for and protect land, we approach conservation as a strategic process that leads to a greater understanding of and appreciation for California’s dwindling wilderness.

Anza-Borrego Foundation is pleased to announce a competitive grants program 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. 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.

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


  • Graduate students are eligible to apply for this grant. 
  • Allowable cost associated with field work are:
    • Supplies ( Itemize with individual costs)
    • Travel (not to exceed 50 cents/mile)
    • Food and Lodging (Food and lodging should be consistent with university-approved rates)
    • other costs associated with field work


  • Non-allowable items include salary, conferences and travel to them, computers, and major equipment (over $500).