Ensure a sustainable future for the Tongass and the ways of life it supports through a legacy gift.
We recognize and respect that Wilderness means different things to different people. We also have gratitude for the Lingít, Haida, and Tsimshian, the original stewards of these lands, and are grateful for the traditional knowledge and stewardship values that also inspire and guide this work. The Living Wilderness Fund is an endowment for Sitka Conservation Society that honors the legacy of our founders and ensures long lasting advocacy and protection of Wilderness and wild places for future generations.
Large intact areas of Southeast Alaska support healthy habitat for wildlife, including coastal brown bears, Pacific salmon, wolves, and bald eagles, and provide clean water, fresh air, food security, and unparalleled inspiration to all of us who live here. A donation to the Living Wilderness Fund helps protect these important areas of the Tongass and ensures our ways of life can continue.
The projects supported by the Fund programs continue the legacies and passionate work of the people who founded SCS, including Chuck and Alice Johnstone and Jack, Sasha, and Margaret Calvin. The Living Wilderness Fund honors others who worked to share and protect wild places like Richard Nelson and artists Eric and Pam Bealer, who left their property in Lisianski Inlet adjacent to the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness to the Sitka Conservation Society in their will.