Founded as Oregon Trout, the first wild fish conservation group in the Pacific Northwest.
Led coalition that filed to list several Pacific salmon under the Endangered Species Act.
Founded Oregon Water Trust, the nation’s first water trust.
Created the region’s first outdoor educational program to connect students with wild fish, a program that continues today as Salmon Watch.
Led the effort to designate lottery dollars to habitat restoration, the largest conservation fund of its kind.
Created the Pacific Northwest’s first fish refuge on the Donner und Blitzen River, afoot Steens Mountain.
Internationally recognized for implementing the first of its kind large mainstem river remeander in Oregon’s Klamath River Basin.
Planted 100,000 trees along the Deschutes River.
Launched effort to build the StreamBank® web platform to increase the pace and scale of restoration projects.
Merged Oregon Trout and Oregon Water Trust into The Freshwater Trust.
Led corporate and educational effort to pass No Oregon Child Left Inside Act, effectively making environmental literacy a graduating requirement.
U.S. patent for StreamBank® issued.
Secured $1 million dollar grant from the USDA’s Conservation Innovation Grant program.
Signed 20-year contract with the City of Medford to restore 10-15 miles of streams in the Rogue River Basin – launching the nation’s most accountable water quality trading model.
Awarded U.S. Water Prize for innovation.
Received State Land Board Award for basin-scale habitat work in the Sandy River Basin.
Opened office in Boise, Idaho and launched “freshwater Talk” podcast, which explores the intersection of finance, politics, technology and the environment.
Island Press published President Joe Whitworth’s first book “Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy“.
Opened office in Sacramento, California.