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Summer Updates from Milton Ranch

This season, Milton Ranch brings us, once again, beautiful video updates of life on the ranch.  Milton Ranch joined the Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing Project three years ago and continues to pave the way in the adoption of planned rotational grazing practices.  They have had a busy summer managing and moving the herd across […]

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Deepening the Impact of the Buffalo’s Return to the Fort Peck Reservation 

By Jonny BearCub Stiffarm and Claire Lafave    In 1991, the Intertribal Buffalo Council, representing 76 federally recognized Tribes in the U.S., was founded to facilitate the transfer of wild bison to Native American tribal lands. A new paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, co-authored by our Director of Business Development, Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, […]

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Two New Solar Projects Complete Installation

The summer of 2021 was a big win for our New Renewables Portfolio. Two new solar projects completed installation in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Combined, these two projects will produce around 8,000 MWh of solar energy annually, equivalent to the energy required to power 730 American households each year.    Blue Prairie Installation The Blue […]

NWP-led research shows that virtual visits significantly reduce carbon emissions. Pictured here: Edward Lew, MD.

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

By the Northwest Permanent Corporate Social Responsibility Team    The link between climate change and health is undeniable. With climate change comes increased threats of wildfires, infectious disease outbreaks, flooding, and other extreme-weather-related events. These events will result in increased adverse health impacts as well as threaten our health care infrastructure. Vulnerable populations will be […]

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Native’s Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing Project Achieves Validation

In 2019, four ranchers helped form the Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing project, trailblazing the path to where we are today: with the first North American regenerative grazing project validated to the Verified Carbon Standard. We are so grateful to these ranchers who jumped in, the companies who provided catalytic capital, Western Sustainability Exchange, who […]

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A Site Visit To the Northern Plains

By Claire Lafave and Nell Achtemeyer   This past November, Jeff (our CEO), Nell (our VP of Project Development), and Kevin (our Director of Client Strategy) made a visit to the sites of our Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing project.  The trip began with an in-person meeting with the project’s first four enrolled ranchers and […]

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How To Catalyze and Claim New Climate Action

By Jennifer Cooper, Claire Lafave, and Tom Stoddard   The mitigation hierarchy and civil society dictate that a company implementing a climate mitigation strategy should first prioritize measuring its climate footprint. Second, implement an ambitious emissions reduction plan, continually investing to lower emissions. And third, take responsibility for residual emissions. While this is the order […]