CFC Welcomes Molly Whitney as Executive Director | Cascade Forest Conservancy

CFC Welcomes Molly Whitney as Executive Director

The Board of Cascade Forest Conservancy is thrilled to announce our selection of Molly Whitney to be our next Executive Director.

Molly comes to Cascade Forest Conservancy with a diverse background in conservation and extensive experience in non-profit leadership, fundraising/development, and program management. Molly’s passion comes from a deep appreciation for Pacific Northwest landscapes and a desire to protect, sustain and restore ecosystems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, with a focus in water, from Linfield College.

Prior to joining Cascade Forest Conservancy, Molly served as Development Director at WaterWatch of Oregon, managing the organization’s events and donor relations to secure corporate, foundation and major donor gifts. Molly was previously Program Manager of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program. She is currently the Board President of Tualatin Riverkeepers.

As a native Oregonian, Molly has a lifelong relationship with the Cascade Mountains and brings a sincere enthusiasm for their protection and restoration.

About coming to CFC, Molly writes…

“I am profoundly honored and excited to be joining Cascade Forest Conservancy as Executive Director. This is an incredible opportunity to work with an amazing team of dedicated individuals who devote themselves to the advancement, protection and restoration of forests, streams, wildlife and communities at the core of the Cascades.

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I gained a deep appreciation for the vast and diverse ecosystems that encompass the iconic Cascades. This lifelong appreciation turned into my passion and motivated me to devote my career to the betterment of the environment, and to environmental justice. In my new role, I am proud to lead an organization that advocates for these important spaces so they may thrive for generations to come – not only for our enjoyment, but so that nature itself can prosper, in its own right. We are as much of a reflection of these spaces as they are of us.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you – partners, supporters and advocates – to continue the impactful mission of this small but mighty organization.”

Molly will start with us on May 16th, 2019. After that date, Molly can be reached at Please join us in extending her a warm welcome!