Assisting collaboration in forest and grassland restoration, conservation and resource utilization—for the benefit of all.

MFCN Advisory Council

The MFCN’S Advisory Council steers its day-to-day operational and executive functions, as well as strategic planning, fundraising and outreach.  The duties of the Advisory Council are to:

  • Set the agenda for MFCN meetings
  • Guide the development of new committees
  • Ensure the work of the MFCN and committees is being conducted within the spirit and intent of the Principles
  • Propose an annual budget to the MFCN
  • Authorize the expenditure of funds based on approved budget
  • Selects and approves staff, contractors and facilitators
  • Recruit membership for the Montana Forest Collaboration Network (MFCN)
  • Ensure a balance of interests is maintained on the Advisory Council
  • Pursue funding sources to accomplish budget requirements

Advisory Council Notes

Advisory Council Members

Gordy Sanders (Chair), Pyramid Mountain Lumber
Tim Love, MFCN CoordinatorDebra Parker Foley, Administrator
Julia Altemus, Montana Wood Products Association
Matt Arno, Montana DNRC
Joe Ashor, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Scott Brennan, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
Jim Burchfield, S.W. Crown Collaborative
Gary Burnett, Blackfoot Challenge
Al Christophersen, Elkhorn Restoration Committee
Tony Colter, Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group

Marnie Criley, Watershed Consulting
Christine Dawe, U.S. Forest Service
Russ Ehnes, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Elena Evans, Montana Association of Conservation Dist
ricts
Bruce Farling, Montana Trout Unlimited
Erin Farris-O
lsen, Montana Watershed Coordination Council
John Gatchell, Montana Wilderness Association
Steve Hedstrom, Montana Association of Conservation Districts

Blake Henning, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Brian Kahn, Artemis Common Ground
Jake Kreilick, Wild West Institute

Pat McKelvey, FireSafe Montana
Meghan Oswalt, U.S. Forest Service
Mark Peck, Lincoln County
John Prinkki, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
Dave Schmid, U.S. Forest Service