Erin McCormick

Director of Conservation Easement Program

Erin is an attorney by training and her work with Natural Lands is centered on real estate transactions. She works to secure and shepherd land protection transactions, which often have many twists and turns that require her patience, perseverance, and good humor.

Prior to joining Natural Lands, Erin clerked for the Earthrise Law Center (formerly Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center) in Portland, Oregon, one of the leading environmental law clinics in the country. 

She earned her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, and a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University. She was admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey in 2006.

A native of New Jersey, Erin names the Piping Plover as her favorite species, and enjoys watching the chicks at the beach. “They look like little cotton balls with two toothpick legs and are endlessly entertaining, especially when they do an inevitable face plant.”

Ask Erin about: Land protection, Oregon, and why she loves being an aunt.