Secretary/Treasurer, Supervisor (term expires December 31, 2020)
What is your professional background? I have B.S. degree in Soil Science from Montana State University, and did post-graduate studies in Forest Ecology also at MSU. I worked professionally as a soil scientist from 1975 until 1993 for the Montana Division of Forestry, Gallatin National Forest, Helena National Forest, and Flathead National Forest. From 1993 until 2011, I was a hydrologist on the Flathead National Forest. During my career I worked on three National Forest Soil Surveys, environmental reviews of many types of projects (e.g. timber sales, road construction, grazing), conducted stream restoration projects, completed riparian-wetland mapping, and did post wildfire rehabilitation projects.
Why do you serve on the board? I serve on the Conservation District board to stay somewhat involved in the work I did professionally for over 35 years. Hopefully, I can share some of the things I have learned over my career with others in the community. The educational programs and the inter-agency water quality programs are my primary interests at FCD.