Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university and enrolled in a master or PhD degree program (out of state accepted) and the project or research must be specific to the Utom River Watershed. Project or research must fall under one of the following categories: Cultural; wildlife; water quality; botany. Special consideration will be given to tribal members (including unrecognized tribes).
The Utom Conservation Fund is managed by a consortium of groups that are dedicated to protecting the Utom River and its watershed in southern California. We are passionate about the region, its wildlife, culture, botany and waters. In an effort to further protections and interest for this remarkable landscape we are dedicating a portion of our funds to graduate students that share our passion for the natural world and the cultural integrity of the area. Four grants in the amount of $12,500 will be awarded.