The Milky Way seen above Hoopa Valley, Calif.  Sean Gutierrez | During a debris monitoring field training with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and The Blueprint Foundation, 2020 Green Workforce Academy participants canoe through a slough at Kelley Point Park in Portland, Ore. Michelle Pearl Gee | Apples at Willow Brook Organics farm. Roland Dahwen |  Cayuse Singers celebrate Antone Minthorn in 2022. Connor Meyer | Desolation Creek. Brian Kelly | Saving seeds at Mudbone Grown farm. Noah Thomas | Rebecca Smith of Ice Queen PDX distributing paletas at a Legacy Hospital event for participants of the Institutional Purchasing Pathways program. FLI Social | Lichen is collected during a forest walk with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Noah Thomas | Leaping salmon. Sam Beebe 

The Milky Way seen above Hoopa Valley, Calif.  Sean Gutierrez


Ecotrust is a collaborative nonprofit, working with community members and organizations toward a vision of an equitable, prosperous, and climate-smart future

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For more than thirty years, our mission has been to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic development, social equity, and environmental well-being. We approach our work with the leadership and vision of frontline communities from California to Alaska.

Current projects

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 

*Microgrant applications open now* A $1.5M cooperative agreement is supporting utilization of USDA programs among farmers historically underserved or discriminated against by the agency.
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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, Chief Impact Officer

Stories & news

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  

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STAFF VOICES | Ecotrust team member Denise Chin recounts the inspiration behind Mari Kita Makan, a dinner event dedicated to Indonesian, Malaysian, and Singaporean diaspora.


We are accountable to ourselves, our partners, and our community.

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.  

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Ecotrust staff and board during a gathering at the Natural Capital Center, 2023. Photo credit: Jason Hill

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