Spencer Beebe

Founder, Executive Chair

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About Spencer

Spencer Beebe is a fourth generation Oregonian with a lifelong commitment to advancing social, economic, and environmental change. Spencer earned his M.F.S. (Forest Science) degree in 1974 from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College in 1968. He served with the Peace Corps in Honduras from 1968-71 and, after serving 14 years with The Nature Conservancy, he was the founding President of Conservation International in 1987. In February 1991, Spencer returned to the Northwest and founded Ecotrust to focus on the rain forests of home. He is the author of Cache: Creating Natural Economies.