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Jonathan Wood Joins PERC as Vice President of Law and Policy

  • Kat Dwyer
  • News For Immediate Release
    July 21, 2021
    Contact: Kat Dwyer, 406-587-9591,

    (Bozeman, MT)—We are excited to announce that Jonathan Wood will be joining PERC as vice president of law and policy. He will lead our continued efforts to promote free market environmentalism in environmental policy at both federal and state levels.

    Jonathan has been a PERC research fellow in recent years, helping lead our work on endangered species recovery and forest restoration. Prior to coming to PERC, Jonathan was a senior attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he litigated cases concerning the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other federal environmental laws before the Supreme Court of the United States and courts across the country.

    Jonathan is a tremendous talent who has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders at the crossroads of conservation and property rights and markets.  It is a big moment for us to be able to bring him into the organization to help elevate PERC’s energizing and creative conservation work.“— Brian Yablonski, PERC CEO

    Jonathan has a law degree from the New York University School of Law, a masters degree in economic policy from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas. He is on the executive committee for the Federalist Society’s Environmental Law and Property Rights Practice Group and a steering committee member for the Environmental Law Institute’s Emerging Leaders Initiative.

    Explore some of Jonathan’s previous PERC research:

    Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis

    Prospecting for Pollution: The Need for Better Incentives to Clean Up Abandoned Mines

    The Road to Recovery: How Restoring the Endangered Species Act’s Two-Step Process Can Prevent Extinction and Promote Recovery

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    • Kat Dwyer
      Kat Dwyer
      • Marketing & Media Manager

      Kat Dwyer is PERC’s marketing and media manager.

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