The Conservation Alliance has given Keen and FootZone this year's Outstanding Partnership Awards, which honor member companies that go the extra mile to build relationships with alliance grantees. Nine grantees from the last two years nominated companies, describing how the company helped them perform conservation work. Keen was nominated by American Whitewater and Oregon Wild, which help protect Oregon wilderness and restore and protect rivers throughout the U.S. FootZone was nominated by Oregon Natural Desert Association and Deschutes Land Trust for its efforts toward conservation in central Oregon. Other nominees were REI, Pearl Izumi, Patagonia and CLIF Bar.