Amy Lindholm is the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Director with the Washington, DC, Public Policy Team. She came to The Wilderness Society from Capitol Hill, where she spent several years with the House Natural Resources Committee until 2011. She is happy to put her legislative expertise to work for the protection of habitat, watersheds and outdoor recreation.
Amy double majored in Government and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College, spending a semester in the temperate rainforests of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and a summer interning for Senator Ted Kennedy in Washington. After graduation Amy joined the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, working on policy and legislation with attorneys, but decided to study public law in graduate school rather than become an attorney herself. She missed working on environmental issues directly, though, and went back to DC to work on the Hill in 2006.
Having grown up running through the woods in the suburbs outside Boston, MA, Amy has seen firsthand how development creeps across the landscape more each year. Early on, she decided that a focus on policy was the best way for her to make a difference in preserving green places for everyone to enjoy.
When she’s not in the office, you can most likely find Amy in her kitchen (she is particularly fond of making pies), or working off whatever she’s recently made in that kitchen playing tennis, hiking, snowshoeing (a recent infatuation!), or generally running through the woods.