Policy Director, Ecosystems
Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, natural resources management and policy, habitat markets, adaptation and resiliency, natural infrastructure, federal policy, rivers and deltas
Courtney Taylor is the Policy Director for EDF’s Ecosystems Programs. She is responsible for leading and coordinating adaptive public policy strategy, campaigns and outreach to achieve the programs' goals for aligning economic incentives with environmental outcomes. Courtney works closely with EDF’s Director of Congressional Affairs and strategic communications staff to maximize the policy and political effectiveness across programs.
In her previous role with EDF’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration team, Courtney was the lead lobbyist in securing the passage of the bipartisan-supported RESTORE Act, a rarity in today’s congressional world and a monumental victory for the Gulf Coast.
- J.D., Tulane Law School, 2000
- B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1993
- Trial Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice (2005-2008)
- Attorney/Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Interior (2002-2005)
- Associate, Howrey and Simon (2000-2002)
- Management Analyst/Communications Associate, National Park Service (1994-1997)