Pacific Northwest Director
Don Stuart’s work to build coalitions between farmers and conservationists has contributed to key progress in Washington, including the formation of a state Office of Farmland Preservation, creation of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program’s Farmland Protection Program, and funding for a landmark study of conservation markets and agriculture.
As American Farmland Trust director for Washington, Oregon and Idaho, Stuart is helping to create markets for environmental services that protect the land and improve the economic viability of the farms and ranches that supply those services.
Stuarts’s particular interest is transforming the relationship between growth and farmland so farms can be more economically viable by supplying environmental benefits that offset the damage that comes from growth.
His career ranges from time as a trial lawyer to skipper of a commercial fishing boat. He also served as executive director of Salmon for Washington, managed the “No on Initiative 640” campaign to defeat a ballot initiative and worked as executive director of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts. Stuart holds a B.S. and a law degree from the University of Washington.
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