A loving critique of the Ag of the Middle Accelerator
PROGRAM UPDATE | As we sunset one of our cornerstone programs, we reflect on the successes, challenges, and new opportunities
Field notes from Ntxwe: The Pend Oreille River
FEATURE | Indigenous storytelling fellow, Jessica Douglas, reflects on a visit with Ecotrust partners at the Kalispel Tribe.
Exploring the abundance of Indigenous homelands
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
Leadership in transition
ECOTRUST UPDATE | Reflecting on the lessons learned from leadership transitions.
A growing network of food systems leaders
PROGRAM UPDATE | We celebrate the successes of the inaugural cohort and look to the future of the Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders
Ag of the Middle Accelerator
Our business development program designed for small to mid-size food producers
We explore how community-centered management, operationalized by a unique financial model, can lead the way toward climate resilience.
Supporting farm to school programming in Oregon
Working with partners across Oregon to champion farm to school legislation
Maps that Matter
Maps have always been at the heart of Ecotrust’s work to better connect people to the places they live.
The Bullitt Center
Cities are an integral part of nature. The Bullitt Center demonstrates this principle by blurring the lines between buildings and nature, and giving back more of nature’s benefits than it consumes.
Tools and technology to help forest and land managers make decisions
General operating support
Indigenous Forestry Mentorship Program
Matching Yakama Nation Tribal School and Heritage University students throughout an Indigenous Forestry online course
Tribal Forestry Workforce Development
Bringing together partners with from economic, natural resource management, research, and education backgrounds to address urban and community tribal forestry workforce needs
Ecotrust CDE & New Markets Tax Credit
Mobilizing New Markets Tax Credits for projects that strengthen climate resilience, intergenerational wealth-building, and lands and waters stewardship.
Exploring climate-smart forestry with the Hoopa Valley Tribe
PROGRAM UPDATE | A look inside a growing body of work in partnership with the Hoopa Valley Tribe
Actionable data to facilitate market connections for climate-smart wood producers
Green Workforce Academy
A paid opportunity for Black, Native, and people of color in Portland who want to learn more about jobs in the green economy.
Systemic Barriers to Land Access
Supporting American Farmland Trust in providing training for agricultural service providers on systemic barriers to land access and tools for choosing creative land access models
Indigenous Leadership Briefing Series
A series of educational webinars that examine the impact of Indigenous leadership and leaders
Salt & Soil Marketplace
Online food hub connecting Southeast Alaska food producers and local consumers.
8 gifts from the Redd on Salmon Street
FEATURE | Make your holiday shopping easier this year with eight delicious gifts from the Redd community
West Coast Ocean Data Portal
Cataloging, sharing, and visualizing ocean data and trends on the West Coast
Mariculture in Southeast Alaska
Supporting Alaska Native sovereignty through the development of sustainable ocean farming
Bringing together a growing network committed to building thriving local economies, vibrant urban and rural communities, and equitable access to good food
Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Database
Partnering with Tribes to improve the digital continuity of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge
Institutional Purchasing Pathways
Connecting BIPOC-owned food businesses with hospital food buyers ready to go local
Farm to School
Working with a statewide network to support farm to school programming in Oregon
Farm to Early Care and Education
Nourishing and educating children ages 0-5 in the garden, at the table, and in the classroom
Indigenous Leadership Awards
A celebration of the determination, wisdom, and continuum of Indigenous leadership across the region.
Community Asset Development
Building broadly shared, intergenerational wealth with our region’s communities
California Marine Protected Areas
Community-based approaches to understanding the outcomes of California Marine Protected Areas
BIPOC Farm to Market Program
A training program for farmers and producers who are Black, African, Indigenous, and people of color in the Portland Metro area
Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders
A cohort-based program designed for aspiring and experienced leaders of color working to build equitable, climate-resilient food systems
Why we’re here
ECOTRUST UPDATE | A reflection and programmatic update from our Interim Executive Director, Olivia M. Rebanal
Alan R. Parker (Chippewa Cree) – 1942-2022
IN MEMORIAM | On August 5, 2022, Alan R. Parker walked on
Local Link back in action
PHOTO ESSAY | After a two year hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked with partners to produce Local Link again in 2022
Supporting Latinx Founders
INTERVIEW | Pitch Latinx organizer and founder of Latino Founders, Juan Barraza, shares his hopes for Latinx entrepreneurship in the state and how Latinx-owned businesses are building intergenerational wealth.
U.S. Department of Agriculture awards $25 million to accelerate the Climate-Smart Wood Economy
PROGRAM UPDATE | Sustainable Northwest wins significant funding on a proposal to build the Climate Smart Wood Economy. We are excited to join a group of nonprofit and tribal partners in the Pacific Northwest on this effort
From acknowledgement to action
STAFF VOICES | In place of a land acknowledgement, Ecotrust staff are asking you to support Indigenous communities by taking action
Announcing our interim co-executive directorship
ECOTRUST UPDATE | We’re excited to announce Kevin Bumatay and Olivia Rebanal as our Interim Co-Executive Directors!
Michelle Week, 2022 Indigenous Leadership Awardee
PARTNER VOICES | Learn more about Michelle Week, a recipient of the 2022 Indigenous Leadership Award
A toast to Jeremy Barnicle
PHOTO ESSAY | A photo gallery from an in-person staff and board gathering
Julie Kitka, 2022 Indigenous Leadership Awardee
PARTNER VOICES | Learn more about Julie Kitka who is a recipient of the 2022 Indigenous Leadership Award
Moving forward, with hope and gratitude
STAFF VOICES | A departing message from Jeremy Barnicle, Executive Director
Paul Lumley, 2022 Indigenous Leadership Awardee
PARTNER VOICES | Learn more about Paul Lumley, a recipient of the 2022 Indigenous Leadership Award.
Spring Alaska Schreiner, 2022 Indigenous Leadership Awardee
PARTNER VOICES | Learn more about Spring Alaska Schreiner, a recipient of the 2022 Indigenous Leadership Award.
Unequal distribution of climate impacts
and how tribal management is adapting on
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
INTERVIEW | An interview with Cody Desautel about the impacts of climate change on the Tribes’ forest and economy and how they are responding to threats
Introducing Jaime Arredondo and Alexandria McBride
INTERVIEW | Learn more about two of our board members, Jaime Arredondo and Alexandria McBride
Ecotrust’s office is moving to the Redd
ECOTRUST UPDATE | This spring, Ecotrust’s office is relocating from the Natural Capital Center to the Redd on Salmon Street
Breaking the Chains: Transformative federal legislation and tribal peoples
FEATURE | Recordings and resources for the final of four virtual briefings on Indigenous Leadership with Dave Tovey and Robert Miller presenting.
Termination: The attempt to destroy and the rebuilding of the Siletz Tribes
FEATURE | Recordings and resources from the second of four virtual briefings on Indigenous Leadership.
Negotiating a Future: Indigenous leadership through the ages
FEATURE | Recordings and resources from the first of four virtual briefings about Indigenous leadership with Bobbie Conner and Ron Allen presenting.
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Impacts on Alaska Native communities
FEATURE | Recordings and resources from the third of four virtual briefings on Indigenous Leadership with Nicole Borromeo and Joe Nelson presenting.
Under Secretary Moffitt visits the Redd on Salmon
PROGRAM UPDATE | USDA Under Secretary Jennifer Moffitt visited the Redd on Salmon Street to learn more about our regional food systems work
Building the momentum behind a green workforce
PROGRAM UPDATE | The employers and partner organizations who enrich participants’ experience are critical to the success of the Green Workforce Academy
The Value of Cultural Burning in Forest Management: A Conversation With Gabe Sheoships
INTERVIEW | An interview with Gabe Sheoships, the Executive Director of the Friends of Tryon Creek
One meal at a time: Talking with Chef Andre Uribe
INTERVIEW | A conversation with Chef Andre Uribe about his values and new business endeavor, Sustainable Meals Oregon
On whitebark pine and climate change: A conversation with Michael Durglo, Jr.
PARTNER VOICES | An interview with Mike Durglo, Jr., the Tribal Historic Preservation Office director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
ECOTRUST UPDATE | Learn more about our new Ecotrust team members!
Growing Ag of the Middle Accelerator
PROGRAM UPDATE | A new video explores changes made to the Ag of the Middle Accelerator program to center racial equity
Mapping the Northwest’s working forests
PROGRAM UPDATE | Charting timelines of timber output and carbon sequestration for every county in the Northwest US
Passing the mic
PARTNER VOICES | Rural Reporting Fellow Bethany Goodrich shares how community care, reciprocity, and centering Indigenous voices guide her storytelling.
Introducing Olivia Rebanal
INTERVIEW | Learn more about our first CIO, Olivia M. Rebanal, who has been busy coordinating energies toward our Strategic Plan and building equity-centered processes.
Beyond Hispanic Heritage Month: the rich and varied heritages within ‘Latinx’ identities
STAFF VOICES | Three Ecotrust team members share vulnerably about who they are, their reflections about Latinx Heritage Month, and recommended readings.
Rebuilding Native nations in eastern Oregon
INTERVIEW | A conversation with John David “J.D.” Tovey III, Planning Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
A note to the Ecotrust community
ECOTRUST UPDATE | A note from our departing Executive Director, Jeremy Barnicle, on his transition and what’s next.
In humble collaboration
ECOTRUST UPDATE | In humble collaboration, the Ecotrust team embarked on a strategic planning process.
Celebrating Asian voices
STAFF VOICES | Ecotrust staff who are of Asian descent share readings and writings that resonate with their unique experiences.
Introducing Carson Viles
INTERVIEW | Tribal Network Strategist Carson Viles discusses a growing body of work at Ecotrust around Indigenous stewardship and co-management.
Ground Up graduates from the Redd
PARTNER VOICES | Ground Up reaches their goal of moving to their own space and reflects on the positive impact of the Redd on Salmon for their small business
Reflecting on food, roots, and family
STAFF VOICES | Aaron Vargas, Food Equity Manager, reflects on what inspires his work building equitable regional food systems
What it takes to catch a fish: An interview with Native Candy
PARTNER VOICES | Seafood business Native Candy discusses their journey and vision and the inextricable link between salmon and Native people of our region.
Tribes, agencies, and co-management: Indigenous Guardians Programs
STAFF VOICES | Centering this region’s Indigenous peoples and traditional land and water management knowledges.
Remembering Cecil Paul (Wa’xaid)
IN MEMORIAM | We honor our friend Cicil Paul (Wa’xaid) of the Haisla First Nation who walked on this month. He holds a special place in Ecotrust
PROGRAM UPDATE | Together, we took on the challenges of the year.
Doing better than carbon neutrality for forest products
PROGRAM UPDATE | David Diaz connects the dots between carbon recapture in forests and the benefit to green builders who invest in climate-smart wood products.
Northwest tribes and genetically engineered salmon: An interview with Valerie Segrest
INTERVIEW | Our team speaks with Valerie Segrest for a Native perspective on genetically engineered salmon
Drinking water data for coastal communities
PROGRAM UPDATE | Through an interactive mapping tool, we highlight opportunities to protect drinking watersheds up and down the Oregon coast.
The opportunities and hard work ahead
PROGRAM UPDATE | In reviewing the plans put forward by the incoming Biden administration, several elements align with work already underway
Casting a vote for common purpose
STAFF VOICES | Ecotrust team members discuss what’s at stake in the upcoming election
Tribal school science class centers indigenous language and mentorship
PROGRAM UPDATE | As part of the Tribal Workforce Development Project, this culturally-relevant online class connects Native students to urban forests.
Building back better
STAFF VOICES | As we confront the multiple crises here in our home region, we need to think bigger than getting back to “normal”
A conversation with Laurie Dunne
STAFF VOICES | Indigenous Fellow Laurie Dunne talks about her GIS work, her experience working from home, and her hopes for the future
The future of our forests at the confluence of climate change and wildfire
STAFF VOICES | This year’s wildfire season has been nothing short of devastating. How did we get here and where do we go from here?
Food, farms, and fire
ECOTRUST UPDATE | As farmers and food producers in our region weather an unprecedented wildfire season, we offer our support and a list of resources.
Welcome Cat Goughnour
INTERVIEW | We chat with our new board member, Cat Goughnour, who has been part of Ecotrust’s racial equity work since 2016
Home fires burning
STAFF VOICES | As devastating wind-driven fires reshape forest communities up and down the West Coast, a team member reflects on home, partnership, and staying connected.
Remembering Susan Hammer
IN MEMORIAM | A beloved board member and regional champion for a more equitable, prosperous, and climate-smart future, Susan Hammer passed on August 25
A look back at Back to the Root
FEATURE | The second annual Back to the Root Conference convened 100+ BIPOC producers at the Redd on Salmon Street
Climate, land, and BIPOC leadership: Pursuing equity-centered solutions
ECOTRUST UPDATE | Jamese Kwele spoke on centering equity in climate solutions panel hosted by Rep. Blumenauer.
Update: Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership
INTERVIEW | Our team works with the Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership to keep safety top of mind in planning the summer season
Where to invest now for racial justice in our region
STAFF VOICES | Building resilient communities, ecosystems, and economies requires a multitude of approaches. These Black-led organizations are showing the way.
Statement of support
ANNOUNCEMENTS | Economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being cannot be achieved without racial justice.
Progress in perspective
ECOTRUST UPDATE | In a series of timelines, we share examples of how our work has progressed over the past decade.
Feeding communities during a crisis
PHOTO ESSAY | In a collaboration with the Redd on Salmon Street and Ecotrust, Feed the Mass is preparing, delivering, and serving hundreds of free meals every week.
Love where you live
STAFF VOICES | This Earth Day, we continue to realize our vision for resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems, in our region and beyond
Update: Farm to School
INTERVIEW | Angela Hedstrom shares current challenges around keeping farm to school relationships afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Update: The Redd on Salmon Street
INTERVIEW | We connect with the Redd campus manager, B-Line founder, and our VP of events and engagement for an update on activities at the Redd campus amid COVID shutdowns.