2019 Annual Report

2019 marked 25 years since the founding of Sustainable Northwest, and we took this year's annual report as a chance to look back at some of our major milestones. From our beginning focused on the forests of the Pacific Northwest, we have expanded our focus to include clean energy, green markets, water, and working lands. 

The full annual report can be found here. Thank you to all of our supporters who share in our accomplishments and remaining challenges. We look forward to the next 25 years of finding entrepreneurial solutions to natural resources challenges to keep lands healthy and provide economic and community benefits.


Greg Block, President


Annual Report Highlights


The year Sustainable Northwest was founded


Number of coastal drinking watersheds Sustainable Northwest is protecting through the Oregon Coast Community Forest Initiative


Number of kilowatts of community-financed solar installed at four nonprofit sites - Hood River Public Works, Hood River Health Department, Lake County Library, and Saving Grace Animal Shelter - by SNW's Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon coalition, leading the team to win the Best Nonprofit Project from the Department of Energy's Solar in Your Community Challenge in 2019


Number of years Sustainable Northwest has been leading efforts to revitalize the Klamath River economy, including the removal of four Klamath River dams, set to be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in US history

2 million

Number of board feet of locally-sourced, responsibly harvested wood products that Sustainable Northwest Wood, our wood warehouse, sold in 2018


Number of member organizations currently participating in SNW's Washington Forest Collaborative Network, which was founded in 2014 to restore forest health on every national forest in Washington State


Number of jobs currently supported through SNW's FSC group certification program, which help small wood products businesses access the green building marketplace
The first annual Sustainable Northwest Dog Competition Day in June 2019, with judges Hannah Meganck and Shreejita Basu scoring Jenna Knobloch's chocolate lab Odo (center).

Odo ultimately placed second out of eight office dogs who competed, although questions remain about vote counting irregularities. An additional five office dogs chose not to compete in the events, opting for a nap instead.
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