John Seebach


John Seebach
John Seebach
Senior Manager
U.S. Conservation
The Pew Charitable Trusts


John Seebach manages work to conserve land and freshwater and advance policies to improve the resilience of these ecosystems to climate change in southern Appalachia for Pew’s U.S. conservation project. Previously, Seebach led Pew’s efforts to secure wilderness and other protective designations and in national forest planning, partnering with organizations and decision-makers to secure lasting protection for public lands and rivers across the western United States.

Before joining Pew, Seebach worked for more than a decade on freshwater conservation, including as vice president for river basin conservation at American Rivers, chair of the Hydropower Reform Coalition, and chair of the governing board of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the environmental performance of hydropower dams through a rigorous voluntary certification program.

Seebach holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Davidson College and a master’s in international relations/environmental dispute resolution from the University of Kentucky.