Emerald Edge Program Director
Eric Delvin, oversees Nature United’s work in the Emerald Edge — a 100-million acre coastal temperate rainforest stretching from the Olympic Coast of Washington state, along the coast of British Columbia up to Southeast Alaska — where we work to promote local leadership, sustainable economic development, and access to resources in the Emerald Edge.
Eric began working at The Nature Conservancy in 2003 restoring the grasslands of western Washington, and completed a PhD in restoration ecology from The University of Washington in 2013. He also served in the Peace Corps in Nepal, and spent several years working in different countries in Asia. He completed a masters degree exploring the effect of tourism on an Indigenous community adjacent to a giant panda reserve in western China.
A key part of our strategy in the Emerald Edge is working with communities to implement conservation that is rooted in economic development. Read More
Investing in Great Bear
With an initial $39-million investment in the Great Bear Rainforest, our global affiliate leveraged additional private and public funding, resulting in the $120-million Coast Funds. Read More
Our global affiliate works to protect the largest intact coastal rainforest on Earth, spanning 100 million acres through Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. Learn more on nature.org