David Wolfe

Director, Conservation Science

Areas of expertise: Land, Water & Wildlife Programs, endangered species, Safe Harbor


David Wolfe oversees all aspects of Environmental Defense Fund's Landowner Conservation Assistance and Safe Harbor programs in Texas.  He and his staff use a variety of conservation tools to encourage and enlist private landowner participation in endangered species habitat restoration and recovery.  Focal species include the golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo, Houston toad, lesser prairie chicken and ocelot.

David also works with Land, Water and Wildlife program staff across the country to develop and implement new incentive-based tools for facilitating species adaptation and enhancing ecosystem resilience in the context of a changing climate.


Prior to joining EDF, David held positions as a Field Representative, Ecologist and Science Director for The Nature Conservancy in both Tennessee and Texas (1993-2000).


  • B.S. and M.E., Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida.
  • M.S., Ecology, University of Georgia.
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Austin, Texas office

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