Jim Mathews joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Mathews has more than 25 years of experience working on environmental, natural resource and conservation issues in the public and private sectors.
Previously, Mathews was staff director of the Subcommittee on Fisheries Management of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; chief of staff for Rep. Thomas J. Manton of New York; legislative director for Sen. Harrison A. Williams Jr. of New Jersey; deputy assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response; and a senior lobbyist for a Washington consulting firm.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Lehigh University and pursued studies in international affairs at George Washington University.
Thanks to the Antiquities Act, we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Carlsbad Caverns National Monument. We join the local community in asking President Barack Obama to follow in President Coolidge’s footsteps and protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument for future generations to explore and enjoy. More
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, late yesterday introduced the "Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Establishment Act." Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) introduced companion legislation in the House. The bills will protect more than 236,000 acres northwest of Taos, N.M., including more than 21,000 acres of designated wilderness and over 214,000 acres as a national conservation area. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) is an original cosponsor. More