Linda K. Walker
Director, Global Forest & Trade Network-North America
As Manager of WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network-North America program, Linda promotes responsible forest management and trade in WWF priority places by engaging with North American companies committed to sourcing wood and paper products from well-managed and credibly-certified forests.
Prior to WWF, Linda worked in New England as an FSC chain-of-custody auditor with Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program, and as a land manager and conservation real estate specialist for more than a decade with The Nature Conservancy. Linda has also lived and worked in Indonesia as a graduate student studying Sumatra's pulp and paper industry, and received a conservation fellowship in Borneo focused on orangutan conservation.
Linda grew up fascinated with forests, from the woodlot behind her childhood home in New Jersey, to paper birch stands and hemlock groves in Maine, to temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. At WWF, she brings that passion to engage with North American companies that recognize both the business and sustainability benefits of responsible forest products sourcing.
“Through the Global Forest & Trade Network many of the world’s leading companies are improving their business practices while protecting valuable and threatened forests worldwide.”
More on Linda K.
- MF - Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- BA - Geography, Bucknell University
Areas of Expertise
- Sustainable forest management
- Forest Stewardship Council certification
- Development of responsible purchasing policies for forest products
- International forest products trade and supply chains
- Indonesia pulp and paper issues