Food, Environment, Economic Development
721 Nw Ninth Ave Suite 200
Ecotrust's mission is to build Salmon Nation, a place where people and wild salmon thrive. Since 1991, Ecotrust has worked with native peoples and others in the fisheries, forestry and farming sectors to build a regional economy in the northwest based on social equity and ecological integrity. To do this, Ecotrust 1) defines and frames a vision of reliable prosperity, 2) supports regional market infrastructures, and 3) catalyzes a broadly inclusive movement dedicated to ecological integrity, community health, and economic security. With an operating budget of $7.0 million, Ecotrust has a staff of 50 led by Spencer B. Beebe with a seven-person senior management team overseeing work in fisheries, forestry, food and farms, native programs, knowledge systems, finance, and development and communications. Ecotrust also manages the Natural Capital Fund, a $20 million endowment making investments in key sectors, businesses and projects that enhance the capacity for appropriate development and conservation in Salmon Nation.