Sequoia Park Zoo Opens Up Applications for their Conservation Grant Program

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The new bear and coyote exhibit. The exhibit is to be finished in early 2023.

The Sequoia Park Zoo has been busy with its various programs and exhibit updates. Some notable recent updates are their openings for proposals to their 12th annual Conservation Grant program as well as the on-going construction of their new exhibit.

The conservation grant has helped conservation efforts both locally and globally, Ruth Mock, the director of conservation and research at the Sequoia Zoo, spoke with Redwood News to give us a rundown on the program. 

“Any organization or individual can apply that are doing on the ground work out there trying to save species,” Mock said. “So it’s an excellent opportunity for us here in Eureka to support the conservation of species all across the world.”

There is preference for local proposals but the zoo has given grants to conservation projects around the world.

“Our goals are to protect species and habitats and get people involved in that process,” Mock said. 

Proposals are accepted from anyone from big organizations to individuals.

“This isn’t just for heavy duty PhD’s to apply for, organizations can apply that are perhaps doing a major habitat restoration project,” Mock said. “It really depends on what types of what your project ideas are, but we do need to have measurable conservation goals.”

The deadline to apply is January 27th at 5 pm. The zoo is also very excited for its new exhibit, which is expected to open in early 2023. To apply for the conservation grant or check out the latest updates about the zoo you can check out their website at: sequoiaparkzoo.net