Associate Vice President, Working Lands
Areas of expertise: conservation solutions on working lands, endangered species, forest communities, Safe Harbor
Eric Holst is associate vice president of Environmental Defense Fund’s working lands program. He is an expert in developing strategies for environmental management on working forests, farms and ranches.
Eric’s career has focused on improving livelihoods and environmental conditions in rural places in the U.S. and Latin America. He is a member of the California Board of Food and Agriculture and is a director of the Forest Guild and American Wind and Wildlife Institute.
Eric was previously executive director of the Resources Legacy Fund and program officer for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He has also worked for the Rainforest Alliance and the Ford Foundation.
Eric holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.
Eric holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a B.S. from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science at the University of California, Davis.