Evan Smith

Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures

Headshot of Evan Smith.

Evan Smith, Senior Vice President of Conservation Ventures at The Conservation Fund, oversees programs that invest in green businesses and working forests to generate both economic and environmental return. Since joining the Fund in 1995, Evan, a trained forester, has worked to demonstrate that nonprofits can successfully acquire and sustainably manage large tracts of forestland, most recently through launch of the Working Forest Fund. He serves on the boards of directors for the Center for Diversity & the Environment, the Natural Capital Investment Fund, and Starker Forests, Inc., as well as the Advisory Councils for the Conservation Finance Network and the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He holds a B.S. in Geology and a Master of Forestry degrees from Yale University.

Contact:  esmith@conservationfund.org    Phone: 503-407-0301    Office:  Oregon


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