In the Emerald Edge, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, unfurls along the coasts of Washington, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. It is a leading source of wild salmon, an enormous carbon capturer and home to deeply rooted, diverse people. The Emerald Edge is a landscape of spectacular resources, but it has also seen decades of unsustainable fishing and timber harvesting practices. Mills closed, jobs were lost: people here are seeking new paths forward that will keep them in the place they love.
This is an ideal proving ground for a new approach to conservation.
In the Emerald Edge, we are helping people while protecting nature—through practices that address this landscape as a social, economic and environmental whole.
Download the Emerald Edge brochure to learn more about this exciting project.
Latest News & Features
Enjoy this personal essay from a place where the land is the people and the people are the land.
The Conservancy is partnering with three First Nations to create a new vision for the future of Clayoquot Sound.
Old growth forests are injecting new life into conservation on the Emerald Edge.