John Gilroy directs Pew’s U.S. public lands program, which aims to ensure an enduring legacy of natural areas for future generations by conserving ecologically important lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The program also works to restore America’s parks by addressing deferred maintenance issues within the National Park System.
In his previous work for the Campaign for America’s Wilderness and the Pew Wilderness Center, Gilroy helped to develop and promote regional and national campaigns to protect old-growth forests, critical habitat, and roadless areas throughout America’s national forests. Previously, he spent a year with the Rockefeller Family Fund as a program associate, and he also worked at the Center for Study of Responsive Law, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and New York Public Interest Research Group.
Gilroy holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.