Holly Pearen

Senior Attorney


Areas of expertise:
Endangered Species Act, Safe Harbor and Candidate Conservation Agreements, habitat restoration, public lands, resilience, pesticides

As Senior Attorney for Ecosystem’s Working Lands Program, Holly supports EDF experts to build resilient land, water and wildlife systems that support vibrant communities. Her work leverages federal and state policy and regulation, science and data, existing and novel funding streams to restore and protect important habitat while maintaining productivity.

Holly is committed to executing win-win opportunities for ecosystems and communities, and reflects that commitment in open-minded dialogue, pursuit of input from diverse stakeholders, and rigorous attention to science.


Prior to EDF, Holly worked in the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor, counseling BLM and NPS on issues related to oil and gas leasing, and in private practice.


  • Lewis & Clark Law School , J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Economics, with honors
  • London School of Economics, General Course