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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.

COMMENTARY | This National Park Week Demands a Future Worthy of the NPS Conservation Legacy

by | April 19, 2022
It is important to remember the many challenges facing national parks during this National Park Week ...

Park Service Unveils Wobbly New E-Bike Policy

by | August 17, 2021
Superintendents Told to Figure Out E-Bike Access on Park-by-Park Basis ...

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

by | May 17, 2021
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 ...