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Trends with Benefits #38: Economic Benefits of Forest Conservation with Laurie Wayburn

December 15, 2020

Listen Time 31:55 MIN


In this episode, I speak with Laurie Wayburn, an accomplished forest and conservation innovator about her work sustaining America's forests while simultaneously creating economic benefit for landowners and communities.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Laurie is co-founder and President of Pacific Forest Trust (PCF) an accredited non-profit conservation land trust and policy think-tank that advances forest conservation and stewardship solutions. Drawing on her deep experience and work in environmental conservation, Laurie has been a pioneer in the space and has demonstrated that sustainable management can be united with market-based approaches.

The PCF manages the Van Eck Forest Project which is comprised of over 9,000 acres of forest in California and Oregon. Laurie and I chat about how these "living forest laboratories" have been a model of how sustainability and economic returns can co-exist.

Trend or Fad

Listen for Laurie’s take on connected home fitness, electric vehicles, regenerative agriculture, plant-based meat substitutes.

Follow Ed Lopez @ThatEdLopez on Twitter and the Pacific Forest Trust @PacificForest on Twitter.

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