Sr. Director, Agriculture and Forestry Programs
National Advocacy Center - Washington, DC
Julie has been with NWF since 2000. She manages a team of NWF staff, often called “the forest and farms team.” The team works to promote wildlife habitat and increased carbon storage on working forests and farms, both within the United States and internationally. The team has a variety of exciting program areas, including working to:
- improve the sustainability of biofuels and biomass for energy
- promote strong federal agricultural policy that ensures conservation of soil, water and wildlife habitats on working farms, forests, and ranches
- promote the restoration and improved management of Longleaf Pine forests in the Southeastern U.S.
- promote the conservation of and educating the public about the plight of America’s declining grasslands.
- address barriers and promote incentives for adoption of cover cropping on agricultural lands.
- promote and measure the impact of sustainability efforts designed to protect tropical forests.
- promote improved sustainability of leather production in Brazil to protect the rainforest.
Julie has worked on agriculture conservation policy for 14 years and bioenergy/biofuels policy for the last 6 years and previously worked extensively on wetlands conservation issues. She has an undergraduate degree in ecology/ethology/evolution and a M.S. in Forest Ecology. Her favorite part of the job is working with so many dedicated and talented co-workers and NWF affiliate representatives. "We really do have the ‘dream team’ within the NWF family, that is needed to address global warming and protect wildlife for our children's future."