public lands

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.

Nevada Has a Very Bad Grazing Problem

by Kirsten Stade | July 21, 2021
Worst in West: Two-Thirds of Assessed BLM Allotments Badly Overgrazed ...

Decades of Overgrazing Compromise 30 x 30 Goal 

40 Million Acres Fail Minimum Federal Standards for Rangeland Health ...

Comments Opposing S. 567 – April 2021 (PDF)

by Susan Sargent | April 9, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Comments submitted in opposition to Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act (S.567) FROM: PEER and others DATE: April 9, 2021 TAGS: public lands, Nevada   ...

Federal Land Give-Away to Las Vegas Opposed   

Transfer Will Fuel Sprawl, Aggravating Water and Resource Woes ...

BLOG | BLM Needs a Future Far Brighter Than Its Past 

by Jeff Ruch | August 26, 2020
Under the Trump administration, BLM has declined even further than in previous decades. We hope for a brighter future for BLM, which is so needed ...