Erik currently leads projects on climate adaptation and resiliency, provides leadership on urban and coastal water sustainability relationships, and assists with mitigation efforts. Recent projects include pioneering coastal marsh adaptation work at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and a national nature-based coastal protection initiative led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
He also chairs the Natural Capital Investment Fund, The Conservation Fund’s $16 million green lending subsidiary. Erik currently serves on the U.S. Water Alliance and Wildlife Habitat Council Boards and previously chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, the American National Standards Institute’s Environmental Management Systems Council, and Earth Share. The EPA and ANSI have awarded him for his service.
Previously, Erik was Vice President and General Counsel for the Environmental Law Institute, where he created its corporate environmental management program; directed its legal education, recognition, and wetlands programs; and served as chief legal officer. He also directed a national public health policy organization and staffed another.
Erik holds a J.D. from Fordham University and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University. He has been with The Conservation Fund since 2004.
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