Ecotrust’s mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems – both in the Pacific Northwest of North America and around the World. Ecotrust and its over 60 staff are headquartered in Portland, Oregon; it is a unique organization that integrates public and private purpose and for-profit and non-profit structures. We were founded in 1991 with the goal of bringing North America the best ideas for integrating development and conservation emerging around the world.
Ecotrust’s many innovations include founding the world’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food and farms, and indigenous affairs and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision-making. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it takes inspiration from the wisdom of Native Americans and First Nations.
Editor’s note: Ecotrust does not currently engage in work related to aquaculture, but we recognize that there is valuable dialogue to be held around this topic. As always, we welcome discussion in the comment section below. By Mark J. Spalding Earlier this year, headlines trumpeted the fact that 2013 is the year that more than [Full Story] →
By Sarah Pope Lets play the guessing game! If I were to tell you there was a state that had passed legislation establishing a carbon sequestration program granting statutory authority for a state agency to verify carbon sequestration practices over ten years ago, a state that then created an internationally recognized verification system, had over 50,000 [Full Story] →
What are fishermen catching in the Solomon Islands? The government wants to know, to better manage the archipelago’s fisheries. Our Marine Consulting Initiatives (MCI) team recently linked up with the Solomon Islands government and the Coral Triangle Initiative to develop a new mobile app that will allow improve the ability for surveyors in fish markets [Full Story] → Read More