Miriam Horn

Special Projects


Areas of expertise:
Collaborative and place-based conservation, large-scale sustainable food production, coastal restoration and community impacts

Horn’s second book on critical issues tackled by EDF came out in September 2016; a feature documentary based on the book premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and aired worldwide that summer on Discovery. Called Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, the book profiles a Montana cowboy, Kansas wheat farmer, Louisiana shrimper, Gulf of Mexico red snapper fisherman and the CEO of a barge company that navigates the inland waterways that connect them all —leaders of an unsung movement to protect the nation’s wildlife, rangelands, soils, wetlands and marine ecosystems. Her previous book on clean energy technologies, co-authored with EDF president Fred Krupp, was a New York Times bestseller and also a Discovery documentary.


Horn worked for the U.S. Forest Service on timber management, mine reclamation and education before becoming a journalist. She spent 15 years writing for U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Smithsonian and other publications before joining EDF.


Ms. Horn holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and did two years of post-baccalaureate study in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She was a Japan Society Media Fellow and in 2012 her team won the Zayed Future Energy Prize.