Gershon Cohen

Gershon Cohen, PhD (AK), Project Director, Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters (Project of Earth Island Institute). Gershon has actively championed river and marine ecosystem protection for the last 16 years in Alaska and throughout the U.S.A., focusing on industrial wastewater pollution. Armed with a Masters Degree in immunology/molecular genetics, Gershon moved to Alaska in 1983. In 1990, he had a wake-up call in the form of a proposed copper mine in the watersheds of the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers and he has since become one of Alaska’s outstanding spokespersons for clean water and river protection.