Mathew Jacobson

Vice President

Mathew Jacobson has worked in senior positions with campaign organizations like the Pew Charitable Trusts,, and Greenpeace in Canada and the United States for nearly 20 years.

Among his many accomplishments, Mathew was instrumental in securing the protection of America’s last intact roadless areas under the Clinton administration, helped secure commitments to protect hundreds of millions of acres in the Boreal Forests of Canada, and was instrumental in the integration of Indigenous perspectives on nature into World Heritage policies and guidelines.

Mathew has also worked with Preserve Appalachian Wilderness, Green Mountain Forest Watch, the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, the Wilderness Society, and, most recently as Senior Insights Consultant / Oracle at McAllister Opinion Research.

  • Played a decisive role in development of Québec government policy to place 1.2 million square kilometers of the Boreal Forest into a sustainable development zone.
  • Led a successful effort to change UNESCO rules to recognize the interconnection between nature and culture in Indigenous nominations to the World Heritage list.
  • Mobilized unprecedented public engagement, resulting in the protection of the last 60 million acres of unprotected “roadless areas” on US National Forest system.
  • Father to an excellent 9 year old boy.