Our collaborative work in rural communities results in grassroots solutions to critical challenges and better relationships among diverse groups of people.
Innovative Solutions for Healthy Landscapes and Vibrant Communities
Why Sustainable Northwest?
“What Sustainable Northwest has achieved is no less important than what Rachel Carson and other seminal conservation leaders did when they catalyzed major paradigm shifting movements in this country.” —Mary Wagner, Associate Chief of the US Forest Service
Sustainable Northwest finds solutions by listening, learning, building trust, and investing in the long- term success of the communities and region we serve. Our work results in restored ecosystems, living wage jobs, and better relationships among diverse groups of people.
Over 300 Partners across the Northwest...
Our work impacts landscapes and communities across the Northwest, allows innovative businesses to access new market opportunities, and gives rural leaders a national voice.Learn More
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Ecosystem Services Research Project
With our partners we are researching how ranchers and family forest owners are prospering from protecting or enhancing ecosystem services on...
Renewable Thermal Energy
Lake County, Oregon is taking steps to become the nation’s first county to offset all of its fossil fuel emissions with renewable geothermal, solar, and...
Fire-Adapted Communities in Trinity County, CA
In northern California, a small organization is coordinating a big effort to increase forest health and help local communities become...
Network: The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program of Region 6
Restoration in the High Divide
Local leaders are finding ways to work together to implement large scale forest restoration with visible results.
Collaborative Forest Management
The communities of John Day and Burns, Oregon are taking an active role in strengthening their local economies by working together on forest...
Blue Mountains Forest Partners
A diverse group of local and regional stakeholders is working together for the health of the Malheur National Forest.
FSC Chain of Custody
Sustainable Northwest was the first organization in the United States to offer and manage a group certificate. For 10 years, we have been helping small...
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