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A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!

Conservation and restoration of Oregon's rivers, streams, and wetlands is essential for salmon and other wildlife. The Nature Conservancy is partnering with Portland General Electric (PGE) to provide funding for restoration projects for anadromous fish throughout Oregon via the Salmon Habitat Support Fund. Money for the Fund is provided entirely by the voluntary contributions of PGE Green Future customers. Customers have the option to donate an additional $2.50 per month when purchasing power from renewable resources. To learn more about adding the Salmon Habitat Support option to your monthly bill, you can visit PGE's website or contact them directly.

The Nature Conservancy administers the Salmon Habitat Support Fund and solicits proposals at least once each year. During years with higher-than-forecasted customer contributions, there may be an additional funding cycle at the end of the year. We accept grant requests between $10,000 and $50,000. Proposals must clearly demonstrate that a project conserves, restores, or enhances habitat for native anadromous fish species.

For more information about proposal requirements and deadlines, please review the latest Request for Proposals in the sidebar or contact Claire Ruffing at or 503-802-8113.

Note: if you are using Internet Explorer, some users are encountering a bug that incorrectly requires you to sign in when downloading the RFP and proposal template. We are working to provide a solution. In the meantime, if you encounter this bug and cannot download the RFP, please contact Claire Ruffing to be sent the template via e-mail. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2023 Timeline  

Request for Proposals:    April 17, 2023
Proposals Due:                 May 19, 2023
Awards Announced:        late June, 2023