Mathew Jacobson joined Pew in 2008 when the National Environmental Trust became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. He develops and implements outreach and campaign strategies for boreal conservation, primarily in Québec. He is also responsible for field organizing, generating media coverage and engaging policymakers to implement a plan for protection of 50 percent of Canada's northern boreal region and sustainable development standards on the remaining portions.
Jacobson has worked to protect wild forests for more than 20 years, serving with Preserve Appalachian Wilderness, Green Mountain Forest Watch, the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, Greenpeace and the Wilderness Society. He previously helped secure the protection of the last U.S. intact roadless areas as deputy director of the Heritage Forests Campaign.
Jacobson holds a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Tufts University.
One of the world’s last remaining areas of intact southern boreal forest is a step closer to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the submission of land-management plans by the Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations to the province, Premier Greg Selinger announced today at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
(Globe and Mail ) While Canada is being condemned at a major international gathering on environmental protection and sustainable development in Brazil, Jean Charest is reaping praise for the work Quebec is doing to bolster the long-term health of the planet. More
(AFP) Quebec unveiled an $80-billion plan on Monday to rev up forestry and mining development over the next 25 years in its vast northern region, dubbed one of the world's last unspoiled wildernesses. More
(CBC/Radio-Canada) An ambitious plan to develop Quebec's north — an area about twice the size of France — was being hailed by Premier Jean Charest on Monday as an effort that will be key to the province's future. More