"Working with communities on developing and implementing shared priorities, particularly indigenous communities."
Eric Delvin directs the Emerald Edge Program which includes social and economic development projects on the Washington coast, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska as well as large scale protection of coastal temperate rainforests. Eric has a strong emphasis on working with communities on developing and implementing shared priorities, particularly indigenous communities.
Eric grew up working on his family farm in Tennessee, and has always had a strong connection to being outdoors. After college, the Peace Corps in Nepal, and several years working in different countries in Asia, he completed a masters (MS) exploring the effect of tourism on an Indigenous community adjacent to a giant panda reserve in western China. He also completed a PhD in restoration ecology with a focus on grassland ecology from The University of Washington in 2013. Eric began working at TNC in 2003 in grassland restoration and helped to start the Emerald Edge program in 2010.