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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
Dan Allhands, Madison County Commissioner/Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group
Julia Altemus, Montana Wood Products Association

Earl Atwood, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
David Brooks, Montana Trout Unlimited
Jim Burchfield, S.W. Crown Collaborative/Lolo Restoration Committee
Gary Burnett, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
Erin Clark, Wild Montana

Joe Cohenour, Ten Mile/South Helena Collaborative Committee/Big Elk Divide RC

Marnie Criley, Watershed Consulting
Henry DeLuca, Montana DNRC
Russ Ehnes, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Sam Gilbert, Big Elk Divide Restoration Committee
Katie Stevens, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Emily Harkness, Heart of the Rockies Initiative/High Divide Collaborative
Steve Hedstrom, Montana Association of Conservation Districts
Blake Henning, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Stephen Kimball, Montana DNRC

Ethan Kunard, Montana Watershed Coordination Council
Scott Laird, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Roger Marshall, Retired Forester
Pat McKelvey, FireSafe Montana
Maddy Munson,Wild Montana

Mark Peck, Lincoln County Port Authority/Montana Coalition of Forest Counties
Willy Peck, Mineral County Resource Coalition
John Prinkki, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
Melissa Simpson, U.S. Forest Service
Sean Steinebach,
Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group
Kyle Tackett, Natural Resources Conservation District
Angelo Ververis, Idaho Forest Group
Carol Young, Mineral County Resource Coalition