Environment America Research and Policy Center Staff

Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign
(916) 394-5413

Started on staff: 1991
B.A., Wartburg College

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns, including efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, ban Roundup, and address the overuse of toxic chemicals in agriculture. Steve's areas of policy expertise include industrial agriculture, toxics and pesticides, land use, public health and conservation. Steve also serves on the board of directors for the Consumer Federation of America. Steve lives in Sacramento, Calif., with his family, where he enjoys biking and getting out to explore Northern California.