Eco-Champions

Jonathan Lundgren, Former USDA Entomologist: A Bee Expert With His Integrity Intact

by | March 17, 2020
When USDA’s research arm tried to stifle his research on the effects of pesticides on honey bees and the environment, Jonathan Lundgren fought back with PEER’s help ...

Ed Patrovsky: A Ranger for Responsible Recreation

by | September 6, 2019
While working at BLM and NPS, Ed witnessed widespread agency indifference to the violence against land management employees ...

Amy Griffin: Amy’s List and Toxic Turf

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Because of our past involvement with the issue, Amy came to PEER for help bringing worldwide attention to the dangers of toxic turf ...

Tim Caverly: Protecting Paradise

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Ranger Tim Caverly ran afoul of a powerful Maine state legislator pushing for more motorized access and other development on the river ...

Brian Czech: Wrestling the 800-Pound Gorilla

by | April 2, 2019
Brian was hired in 1999 as among the first Conservation Biologists in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. When he began to raise awareness of the trade-off between economic growth and wildlife conservation, Refuge System leadership got cold feet and started issuing gag orders ...

Zoe Kelman: Sounding Chromium Alarm

by | September 6, 2018
Zoe Kelman was a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection chemical engineer who blew the whistle on the state's inaction on chromium--the Erin Brockovich chemical ...