As Vice President of Conservation Ventures at the Fund, Evan Smith adds an entrepreneurial twist to classic conservation. Evan oversees programs that invest in green business and working forests to generate both economic and environmental return. Since joining the Fund in 1995, Evan, a trained forester, has worked to demonstrate that nonprofits can successfully acquire and sustainably manage large tracts of forestland, most recently through the New Forest Fund. He has a B.S. in Geology and Master of Forestry from Yale University.