Mathew Jacobson is an officer with The Pew Charitable Trusts international boreal conservation campaign, which works for the protection and sustainable development of Canada’s northern boreal region. In that role, he develops and implements outreach and advocacy strategies, primarily in the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec, and is responsible for field organizing, generating media coverage, and engaging policymakers.
Jacobson has worked to protect wild forests for more than 20 years. Before joining Pew in 2008, he served as deputy director of the Heritage Forest Campaign at the National Environmental Trust, which successfully secured protection for nearly 60 million acres of intact forests in the U.S. National Forest System. He also has worked with Preserve Appalachian Wilderness, Green Mountain Forest Watch, the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, Greenpeace, and the Wilderness Society. Jacobson spent seven years after college working as a professional chef to support his environmental activism. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Tufts University.
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WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts praised the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Commission on Monuments and Sites today for their recommendation to inscribe Manitoba’s Pimachiowin Aki site on the World Heritage List. Read More
Quebec has earned international recognition in recent years for its ambitious policy—known as Plan Nord—to protect half its vast boreal forest from industrial development. Now the Canadian province has also launched a welcome effort to measure one of the region’s most valuable assets: the carbon locked in the forest’s soil, peat, vegetation, and permafrost. Read More