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

Scott Brennan, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
David Brooks, Montana Trout Unlimited
Jim Burchfield, S.W. Crown Collaborative
Gary Burnett, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
Al Christophersen, Big Elk Divide 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

Steve Hedstrom, Montana Association of Conservation Districts
Blake Henning, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Ben Irey, National Forest Foundation
Brian Kahn, Artemis Common Ground
Stephen Kimball, Montana DNRC
Robyn King, Yaak Valley Forest Council
Jake Kreilick, Wild West Institute
Ethan Kunard, Montana Watershed Coordination Council
Scott Laird, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Keith Lannom, U.S. Forest Services
Roger Marshall, Retired Forester
Pat McKelvey, FireSafe Montana
Meghan Oswalt, U.S. Forest Service
Mark Peck, Lincoln County/Montana Coalition of Forest Counties
Willy Peck, Idaho Forest Group
John Prinkki, Custer-Gallatin Working Group
Amy Robinson, Montana Wilderness Association
Wendy Warren, U.S. Bureau of Land Management