Steve Ganey

Steve Ganey

  • Senior Director
  • Lands and Ocean,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Oregon


Steve Ganey oversees Pew’s work in regional marine and fisheries conservation. He directs projects to encourage the sustainable management of ocean fisheries, prevent the destruction of aquatic habitat, and encourage an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and specific large marine ecosystems.

Ganey has more than a decade of experience in marine fisheries policy, research and advocacy. He headed the Regional Marine Conservation Project, for which he provided strategic direction and oversight for a variety of U.S. marine preservation advocacy projects; was a senior staff member for the Pew Oceans Commission; and served as a fisheries conservation specialist and campaign manager for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

Ganey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology-anthropology from Ripon College and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Evergreen State College.

Recent Work

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  • Montana Forest Treasures

    There is a reason that Montana is known as “Big Sky” country. At a sprawling 150,000 square miles, the state boasts expansive mountain ranges, forests, and wildlife populations. The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act (S. 37), introduced by Senator Jon Tester, would protect nearly 700,000 acres of Montana’s land in the western part of the state as wilderness. Read More

  • A Wild Week Celebrating Wilderness

    More than 150 lands-protection advocates from 20 states traveled to the nation’s capital in early September for Wilderness Week. The annual event is typically equal parts education, advocacy, and celebration. This year was special because the occasion coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act—the landmark legislation that gave Americans a voice in safeguarding the wild... Read More

  • San Gabriel Mountains National Monument: Fresh Air, Clean Water, and a Bright Future

    The Pew Charitable Trusts joins southern Californians in expressing appreciation for the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, which safeguards some 350,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles for generations to come. Read More

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