Sustainable Northwest

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.

Climate work from this organization

Knowing that Sustainable Northwest helped initiate the Rural Climate Network, what do you see as some primary goals of this network?

Like any really difficult problem, climate change is going to require an “all hands on deck” approach. Most importantly, responses have to come from the ground up... Read more

The Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition is a network of organizations that have joined together to promote balanced conservation-based approaches to the ecological and economic problems facing the rural West.Sustainable Northwest is the organizer and founder and distributes information on policy developments,... Read more

Sustainable Northwest helped develop a climate change and conservation investment campaign that resulted in this video for a PBS series called This American Land. In partnership with Lake County Resources Initiative, Sustainable Northwest helped frame the story of the "natural resources revival" happening in Lake... Read more

The Cowboy, The Outlaw, and The Kid is a publication by Sustainable Northwest profiling individual and community actions in response to climate change in rural America.From Sustainable Northwest: "This is a modern western. The individuals depicted are rooted in the epic landscapes and history of the American West, and... Read more