Jason Grant brings 30 years of professional experience to his role as a manager on the WWF-US Forest team. Through Forests Forward, WWF’s signature corporate engagement program for forests, Jason works with major global companies on responsible wood sourcing policies and practices. Additionally, he provides businesses guidance regarding investing in high-quality landscape-level forest restoration and conservation projects. An expert on forest legality issues, Jason also helps lead WWF-US efforts to combat illegal logging and the illegal wood trade and has considerable expertise in forest certification, particularly chain of custody certification.
Prior to joining WWF, Jason worked as an independent consultant, supporting companies and nongovernmental organizations on policy, advocacy, marketing, training, and compliance—particularly compliance with the US Lacey Act. During that time, Jason also cochaired the Sierra Club’s Forests & Climate team, where he served as the organization’s representative to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), both on the board of FSC US and at several FSC General Assemblies. As a member of FSC’s environmental chamber, he participated in strategy development, numerous standard consultations, and working groups.
Previously, he worked in the wood flooring industry. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, Jason has extensive experience in the green building movement and a deep understanding of how green building rating systems relate to wood and forestry.
Early in his career, Jason cofounded EcoTimber, one of the first companies in the world to bring FSC-certified products to market. He received his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Puget Sound.