Elizabeth Ruther

Elizabeth Ruther

Elizabeth Ruther is an officer with Pew Charitable Trusts. She analyzes science and policy to conserve coastal habitats, including estuaries and kelp forests, on the West Coast. She also works to elevate the importance of coastal habitats in reducing greenhouse gases.


Oregon elevates natural and working lands to help slow climate change

By: , and - August 15, 2023

In a forward-looking move, leaders in Oregon have committed funding to utilize farms, forests and wetlands in the effort to blunt the effects of climate change. On July 27, Gov. Tina Kotek signed the Climate Resilience Package, House Bill 3409, into law, helping to ensure that the state’s natural and working lands can continue to […]