As the Fund grows, it supports our efforts to protect the Tongass. Projects include our creative retreat program that brings people to the wilderness and advocacy for additional Wilderness designations in the Tongass. As new strategies and needs arise, and as the endowment grows, our efforts will expand. The Fund has $1.3 million and is growing thanks to contributions and support from people who care about the Tongass. Our goal is to reach $2 million and to use the Fund to support a full program. At that level, it can provide stable and long-term funding, allow us to take innovative approaches, and fund work that won't have to depend upon yearly budgets or grants.