Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as Spencer Beebe in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]
by Staff, Utne Reader
| January/February 1995
Beebe is the founding chairman and president of Ecotrust, a controversial environmental organization that has found a way to save both spotted owls and jobs. Beebe has developed more than 30 conservation organizations from Alaska to Bolivia, pioneering innovative new forest conservation strategies such as debt-for-nature swaps in developing tropical rainforest countries and environmental banking in the Pacific Northwest.