Environmental Initiatives

Paul Shively

Manager, U.S. Oceans, Pacific, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Paul Shively

Email: Pshively@pewtrusts.org


Paul Shively joined Pew in January, 2011 as the campaign manager for the Pacific Fish Conservation Program where he works to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented.

Prior to joining Pew, Mr. Shively spent ten years at the Sierra Club, the last seven as a Senior Regional Representative where he managed campaigns and staff in seven states. His accomplishments include initiating the Oregon and Southwest Washington portion of Sierra Club’s Lewis and Clark Bicentennial campaign, which resulted in approximately $13 million of the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) dedicated to Columbia River Gorge land acquisition and the recently passed Mount Hood wilderness expansions. Before joining the Sierra Club staff, Paul worked for the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena, Mont., as the Director of Outreach. Mr. Shively also served as the president of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, and has been an active community member in each community he has lived, including being a founding member of the 13 Enviros PAC in Oregon, chair of the Lewis and Clark County Democrats in Helena, Mont., and board member of the Literacy Volunteers of America in Helena.

From 1987-1989, Shively served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he still periodically visits. He has a  bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana  and also did graduate work there. When he is not working, Shively can be found hunting, fishing or rafting in any one of his favorite places throughout Northwest.

News Room

  • Oregon: One Last Piece of the Puzzle

    • Feb. 24, 2014
    • OtherResource

    California and Washington conserve forage fish in state waters for the sake of the ecosystem. Action by Oregon state leaders is the last piece of the puzzle. More

  • West Coast Marine Businesses Encourage Protection of Forage Fish

    • Sep. 13, 2013
    • OtherResource

    Over 175 West Coast businesses, providing jobs in fishing, seafood, recreation, tourism and marine-based industries, sign on to letter encouraging the Pacific Fishery Management Council to safeguard forage fish as a key link in a healthy and productive ocean food web. More

  • An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #4: Steelhead and Pacific Forage Fish

    • May. 24, 2013
    • MediaCoverage

    (Orvis News) On a dreary and overcast April afternoon in Portland, I met Paul Shively and Tara Gallagher at a bar on the north side of town for a few local beers and a conversation about the Pacific Fish Conservation Campaign. More

  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Announces Adoption of New Fishery Ecosystem Plan

    • Apr. 9, 2013
    • OtherResource

    After over two years of work, the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted new fishery ecosystem plan. More

  • Environmentalists Seek Protections for Unfished Species

    • Jun. 20, 2012
    • MediaCoverage

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel) Who cares about fish that no one seems to care about? Everybody, it seems.


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