Eleanor Huffines is a senior officer with Pew’s Arctic Ocean-U.S. project, which works to promote science- and community-based conservation of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. Huffines collaborates with communities, scientists, and government personnel to influence policy affecting the environment, subsistence cultures, and sustainable development.
Huffines has spent more than 20 years living and working in Alaska. Before joining Pew, she served as regional director for the Wilderness Society and conservation director for the National Outdoor Leadership School. She also spent 10 years as a guide with the school, leading people from around the world on paddling, hiking, and climbing expeditions throughout Alaska and the Arctic. Huffines has served on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and Trustees for Alaska Public Interest Law Firm board of directors, among other bodies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts commends today’s action by President Barack Obama to protect federal waters in the northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait off the west coast of Alaska. Read More
On Dec. 9, 2016, President Barack Obama issued an executive order designating the globally significant U.S. northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait region as the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area. Learn more about the communities and wildlife in this special place, the stresses and climate change impacts they face, and how strong leadership from regional tribes led to today’s action. Read More