Location: Oregon and Washington
We envision a thriving Northwest with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes.
We are a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon that bridges multiple stakeholders to solve natural resource management issues in rural communities. Founded in 1994, Sustainable Northwest is a pioneer in solving problems through collaboration and has grown into one of the most trusted organizations working at the intersection of the environment, economy, and community.
Sustainable Northwest brings people, ideas, and innovation together so that nature, local economies, and rural communities can thrive.
Our work results in restored ecosystems, living wage jobs, and better relationships among diverse groups of people.
We work with communities to innovate and solve critical natural resource challenges. Our unique approach is to listen, learn, build trust, and be invested in the long term success of the communities and region we serve.
Solutions are drawn from local knowledge and are crafted in collaboration with diverse groups and serve to promote innovation in business, renewable energy, and natural resource management.
We work with rural leaders, small business owners, federal and state level policy makers and agencies, landowners, tribes, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and environmentalists across the West.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.