Rolf Skar is the forest campaign director at Greenpeace USA. Since 2007, Rolf has contributed to international Greenpeace campaigns to stop deforestation in the Canadian boreal forest, the Paradise forests of Southeast Asia, and the Brazilian Amazon. He has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and Sea Change Radio, and has been mentioned in Reuters, the Washington Post, LA Times, Thom Hartmann, among others.
Prior to joining Greenpeace, Rolf was campaign director for the Siskiyou Project in Portland, Oregon, where he directed outreach, media, and political work to permanently protect the 1.2-million acre Siskiyou Wild Rivers region. He has also specialized in policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Previously, Rolf took charge of programs for the Portland-based Northwest Earth Institute, encouraging individuals to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives. While in the AmeriCorps National Service program in 1997, Skar created an award-winning high school waste reduction program while providing environmental education and mentoring for at-risk youth.