The National Forest Foundation’s Conservation Connect program is extremely fortunate to have a group of thought leaders in the field of forest collaboration serve on our Advisory Council. The Council provides strategic advice, helps others understand the role of Conservation Connect, and identifies strategic partnerships to ensure the NFF is leveraging overall effectiveness, scale, funding and impact.
We are grateful to the Advisory Council for their insights, connections, and commitment to communities and our National Forests!
Conservation Connect Advisory Council Members
Maureen Bookwalter, Cohesive Strategy Coordinator, Forest Service - Northern and Intermountain Regions (MT)
Carol Brooker, Sanders County Commissioner (MT)
Tony Cheng, Faculty at Colorado State University, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship and Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CO)
Nils Christoffersen, Executive Director of Wallowa Resources, and Leadership Team, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (WA)
James Melonas, Supervisor, Santa Fe National Forest (NM)
Mark Miller, Executive Director, Virginia Wilderness Committee (VA)
Peter Nelson, Director of Federal Lands Program, Defenders of Wildlife (MT)
Jessica Robertson, National Restoration Planning Group Lead, Forest Service Washington Office (DC)
Tom Schultz, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Idaho Forest Group (ID)
Julia Wondolleck, Faculty at University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability (MI)
Agency Resource Staff
Andrea Bedell Loucks, Assistant Director, Ecosystem Management Coordination (DC)
Maia J. Enzer, Planning and Public Engagement Specialist, Ecosystem Management Coordination (OR)