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We work in partnership across our region at the intersection of equity, the economy, and the environment. Explore some of our 50+ current projects below.
Slideshow: Team and partners behind Local Link 2022, Supreme Optics Photography | Returning home to Sitka, Alaska (Sheet’ká Ḵwáan) after a winter deer hunt, with Mount Verstovia leading the way, Bethany Sonsini Goodrich | David van Overeem is the owner of HAB Sauce LLC, a participant of Institutional Purchasing Pathways, and a client at Redd-based business Community Co-Pack NW, FLI Social
Our strategic goals connect us to this place, to our communities, and to each other. We uplift powerful, community-centered and self-determined initiatives in pursuit of climate resilience, intergenerational wealth-building, and lands and waters stewardship.
—Olivia M. Rebanal, Interim Executive Director & Chief Impact Officer
Hear the voices of our region’s leaders and explore stories of home. See some of our latest news below.
Slideshow: The 2021-2022 Viviane Barnett Fellows enjoy a meal with program staff at Black Futures Farm, Jason Hill | Salmon from a fishing trip with Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership crew members and Organized Village of Kake Natural Resource staff, Bethany Sonsini Goodrich | Blueberries harvested in the alpine of Harbor Mountain near Sitka, Alaska, Bethany Sonsini Goodrich
FEATURE | With the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw lndians, we produced an interactive StoryMap that provides educators throughout Oregon with a contemporary presentation on the tribes’ unique history, culture, and homelands
ECOTRUST UPDATE | Reflecting on the lessons learned from leadership transitions.
PROGRAM UPDATE | We celebrate the successes of the inaugural cohort and look to the future of the Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders
Being transparent about who we are, what we have accomplished, and where we can improve is an important part of becoming an anti-racist organization, and we are committed to growing these practices at Ecotrust.
Ecotrust staff and board during a field trip to Wapato Island Farm, 2022. Photo credit: Jason Hill