Posts by iandutton


Nautilus staff recently participated in a volunteer service day organized by Defenders of Wildlife Alaska and the US Forest Service to assist with stewardship of the Russian River. Working with a diverse group of volunteers, including Salmon Fellowship partners from the Alaska Humanities Forum, NII helped install some 3 kilometers of bank habitat protective netting, clean up rubbish and get fishing infrastructure ready for the 2018...

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) held its 43rd Annual Meeting in Anchorage from 21-25 May 2018. The meeting brought together some 500 fisheries scientists from across the USA and Canada and featured a diverse program of presentations, field trips and trade shows (https://wdmtg.fisheries.org/).     Nautilus staff Ian Dutton and contractor Madeline Jovanovich contributed to a 20-presentation SASAP...

Nautilus Principal Ian Dutton recently joined conservation coaches from more than 30 countries at the 2018 Conservation Coaches Network Rally (http://www.ccnetglobal.com/coach-rallies/ccnet-rally-2018-in-australia/).  The Rally is held every two years and brings together Open Standards Coaches (http://www.ccnetglobal.com/about-ccnet/) to share experience and explore new areas of practice.   This year’s meeting was held, for the first...

Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise

Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise


Posted By on February 20, 2018

Nautilus staff recently contributed impact investing expertise to the Alaska Startups 2018 Growspace catalyzer process. The Growspace catalyzer process crowdsources knowledge from community partners to rapidly develop sustainable business models for socially-oriented organizations. Growspace AK involved an orientation to the youth and food enterprise, followed by an intensive and highly interactive 10-hour rapid design and option...

Food Security in the Ganges Delta

Food Security in the Ganges Delta


Posted By on December 1, 2017

Nautilus staff recently completed fieldwork in Bangladesh to evaluate the effectiveness of a food security and climate resilience program in the Meghna River portion of the Ganges Delta. The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is the world’s largest, covering 41,000 sq.miles. Some 40% of the delta is in India and 60% in Bangladesh, where the Meghna River enters the Bay of Bengal. The delta of the Ganges is one of the most fertile and productive...

Fish 2.0 is a  global competition that builds the knowledge and connections needed to increase investment in the sustainable seafood sector. Fish 2.0 competitors improve their business models and learn how to approach investors. In turn, participating investors gain early access to new deals and learn how sustainable seafood can help build their portfolios. Nautilus participated in the 2015 round of Fish 2.0 as a business mentor and...

Nautilus recently contributed to an important meeting of the five Alaskan and Western Canada Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. The October gathering was hosted by the Alaska Conservation Foundation and facilitated by Agnew::Beck. The meeting bought together a diverse range of institutional, tribal and nonprofit partners from Alaska and Canada to review past projects and discuss future partnership opportunities. LCCs play a major...

This week, Nautilus is participating in meetings of the SASAP (State of Alaska’s Salmon and People) project’s Salmon and Wellbeing Working Group at NCEAS. The Wellbeing group is co-led by Drs. Rachel Donkersloot (AMCC), Jessica Black (UAF) and Courtney Carothers (UAF) and engages a broad cross section of tribal, academic and government experts. The Wellbeing Working Group seeks to assess how salmon contribute to the wellbeing of...

Nautilus recently facilitated a successful three-day partnership retreat for three entities working on conservation and community sustainability efforts in the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) was joined by the Aleut International Association and the National Park Service’s Beringia program at the NOAA/UAF Kasitsna Bay laboratory. The ABSI LCC is one of...

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Whanganui: A River with Rights


Posted By on September 17, 2017

Nautilus staff recently visited the Whanganui River valley on the North Island of New Zealand to learn more about its new status as the world’s first river with the rights of a person. The Whanganui River is the third largest in New Zealand (known as Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people), traveling some 180 miles from its source on the slopes of Mt Tongariro in the center of the North Island to the Tasman Sea. The Whanganui River...