Wildlife Protection

Jeff Ruch

Jeff Ruch was the Executive Director of PEER from 1997-2019 and now serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted literally hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

BLM Migratory Bird Whistleblower in More Hot Water   

by Kirsten Stade | June 22, 2021
Vendetta against Veteran Environmental Analyst Takes Strange New Turn ...

Political Sabotage by Anti-Wolf Colorado Parks Manager

by Kirsten Stade | June 14, 2021
State Funds and Staff Used to Undermine Governor and Wolf Advocates ...

BLOG | Scientists Will Urge Biden to Go Big on Ocean Protection

by Guest Contributor | June 2, 2021
Scientists’ letter urges the administration to prioritize highly threatened, productive continental shelf waters for protection. Sign the letter ...

BLOG | Endangered Species Day: In Praise of the Combat Biologists

by Peter Jenkins | May 21, 2021
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature ...

BLOG | Beefalo Befuddlement in Grand Canyon

by Jeff Ruch | May 17, 2021
Grand Canyon's plan to "lethally remove" 12 beefalo from its herd is fraught with ambiguity and lacking in scientific rationale ...

Op-Ed | The Park Service Has Lost Its Conservation Compass

by Jeff Ruch |
The Park Service has cut programmatic work on conservation of species like endangered sea turtles - what will it take for NPS to turn itself around ...