Mark Tercek, CEO and President of The Nature Conservancy and Author of Nature’s Fortune to Speak at Portland Venue

CEO of the world’s largest environmental group to discuss the value of nature at Powell's City of Books

PORTLAND, OR | May 28, 2013

Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy argues that protecting nature is not only the right thing to do—it is also the smart thing to do.

As the effects of environmental degradation grow more acute and stark by the day, NATURE'S FORTUNE offers a revolutionary guide to the new conservation—innovative, collaborative, financially sophisticated, and relevant from megacities to small towns, from trackless wilderness to the factory floor, from remote countryside to the corner office.

Here in Oregon, the Conservancy collaborates with government, industry and communities to improve the health of forests. A new study shows it’s worth the investment. “National Forest Health Restoration: An Economic Assessment of Forest Restoration on Oregon’s Eastside National Forests” reveals that every million spent on national forest restoration will generate $5.7 million in economic returns while protecting water, wildlife and people.
In this new book, Mr. Tercek demonstrates how investments in nature can produce big returns for businesses, governments, and society.

Come hear Mark Tercek in person.  


Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm


Powell's City of Books
1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland


Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature.

A former managing director for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 25 years, Mark brings deep business experience to his role leading the Conservancy, which he joined in 2008. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital—valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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Tracey Stone
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon


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