Seth Zuckerman is the executive director of Northwest Natural Resource Group, a Seattle-based non-profit that promotes and demonstrates the benefits of ecological forestry for the Pacific Northwest. NNRG works with family forest owners, land trusts, youth camps, municipalities and Indian tribes to help them achieve their forest stewardship goals. The common denominator: NNRG's partners treat the forest as a whole system, rather than simply a financial asset, in setting its management direction.
After two decades as a journalist and author covering forest, salmon, and climate on the West Coast, Seth served for five years as director of the Wild and Working Lands program of the Mattole Restoration Council in northern California, taught environmental journalism at Brown University, and worked as a writer and research analyst at Climate Solutions, before joining NNRG in 2017. He holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, and an individually designed A.B. in Energy Studies from Stanford. He lives on Vashon Island with his wife and son, where he is president of the board of commissioners of King County Water District 19.