From Rhizomes to Resilience

We're positioning bamboo resources for 21st century sustainability

Since 2004, Pacific Bamboo Resources (PBR) has offered leadership and served communities, governments and industries — regionally and internationally — to research and pursue practical applications for bamboo resources.

Our Mission: PBR cultivates economic activities that restore the health of our natural and built environments and, in turn, create resilient, sustainable communities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

With an emphasis on critical service, PBR projects focus on training, design, and direct use of innovative bamboo products to support social, economic, and environmental vitality.

Equally important, our programs reflect collaborations with international partners and networks.

Why bamboo?

  • Bamboo is an excellent multi-functional, carbon sequestering plant
  • Bamboo can be responsibly managed and is a valuable "non-nuisance" complement to wood, plastics, and metals
  • Bamboo inspires innovation by enlisting its many qualities and attributes
  • Bamboo is a respected international resource, supporting livelihoods of a billion people around the world -- everyday.
  • As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission and interdisciplinary activities align with efforts to address issues of global climate change, sustainable economic development, and community resilience.