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Here in the Pacific Northwest, forests are fundamental to our way of life — providing immeasurable social, economic, and environmental benefits to local communities. But too often, our forests are managed only for the timber they produce.

Ecotrust’s Forests program aims to transform the dominant forest management paradigm here in the Northwest and around the world to one that more closely mimics natural forest processes, while providing for our region. We are demonstrating that our forests can store more carbon, provide high quality habitat for native fish and wildlife, offer recreational and economic development opportunities, and produce clean and abundant water, all while supporting a robust and reliable forest products industry.

Technology solutions for landowners

We offer public, private, and tribal land managers a suite of forest planning and conservation priority tools to support better forest management. Learn more about Forest Planner

We also evaluate the potential economic and jobs benefits of ecological forestry and habitat restoration for our clients and partners.

Forest carbon

Ecotrust has been a leader in developing forest carbon markets in the Pacific Northwest and has worked with partners to develop a Verified Carbon Standard methodology to quantify carbon in forests. Download our Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Offsets, Credits, and Incentives.

Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative

Restoring our forests and critical watersheds not only makes good ecological sense, but is a boon to local economies: Did you know that over the last decade, restoration work across the state of Oregon has created over 6,000 jobs and $900 million in economic output? Through a unique public-private partnership program, we are working to restore priority watersheds that have high ecological importance and strong community support in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Learn more about WWRI.

Get in touch

Brent Davies

Vice President, Forests & Ecosystem Services


Lizzie Marsters

Director of Forests & Ecosystem Services


David Diaz

Director of Forestry Analytics and Technology


Sara Loreno

Natural Resources Data Scientist


Stephanie Cowherd

Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Associate


Forests Resources