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OSU Extension Small Farms Program will Use Grants to Strengthen Oregon’s Food Systems

A USDA Regional Food Systems Partnerships grant has been awarded to a collaborative of partners: OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, Oregon Food Hub Network, which is part of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network; Black Food Sovereignty Coalition; Ecotrust; Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network; Oregon Economic Development Districts; Market of Choice and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Cascade Business News

Placing Fairness at the Root: Three Case Studies in Conservation Finance Justice

One of the three examples examined in this article is the partnership between the Swinomish Indian tribe and Ecotrust in developing a new forest management plan. The resulting Swinomish Forest Bank illustrates how ecosystem markets can be inaccessible to Indigenous peoples due to histories of land fractionation and presents a strategy that respects and acknowledges this history, while also creating new legal structures to enable that access.

Conservation Finance Network

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