California Department of Food and Agriculture


Eric Holst, Public Member (Environment)

Term Expires: January 2019

Eric Holst

Eric Holst is the senior director for working lands at the Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to this, he was principal at Holst Conservation Consulting from 2004 to 2006 and served as executive director of the Resources Legacy Fund in 2004. Holst was program officer at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation from 1999 to 2003 and was a manager at Conservation Agriculture Program at the Rainforest Alliance from 1996 to 1999. He earned a Master of Science degree in environmental management from Duke University.