Coordinating Committee

Coordinating Committee

The Coordinating Committee helps guide and facilitate the Network. It is intentionally called a Coordinating Committee since it draws its authority from the goals of the group as a whole. The Committee is made up of members who are responsible for refining and advancing the Network’s goals and initiatives, tapping members for Network tasks, and articulating the way forward for the Network. Committee members represent the Network’s geographic, sectoral, and skills diversity. There is also a small executive committee that works to advance Network operations on a more regular basis.

Members

Current members of the Coordinating Committee include:

Will Allen
Vice President, Sustainable Programs; Director, Strategic Conservation Planning, The Conservation Fund

Jeffrey Allenby
Director of Conservation Technology, Chesapeake Conservancy; Chesapeake Partnership

Brenda Barrett
Editor, Living Landscape Observer

Andrea Bedell-Loucks
Assistant Director, Planning, EMC, U.S. Forest Service

Robert Bendick, Co-Chair
Director, Gulf of Mexico Program, The Nature Conservancy

Kassandra Hardy Bissmeyer
Landscape Services, Biological Resources Division, National Park Service

Patrick Bixler
Research Scientist, Institute for Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M

Jimmy Bullock
Senior Vice President of Forest Sustainability, Resource Management Service, LLC

Gary Burnett
Executive Director, Blackfoot Challenge

Ernest Cook
Senior Vice President and Conservation Director, Trust for Public Land

Elsa Haubold
National Landscape Conservation Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jennifer Miller Herzog
Chesapeake Program Manager, Land Trust Alliance

Jodi Hilty
Executive Director, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Steve Jester
Executive Director, Partners for Conservation

David Johns
Board Member and Co-founder, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative; Wildlands Network

Shawn Johnson
Managing Director, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Montana

Bill Labich
Senior Conservationist and Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Director, Highstead Foundation

Jessica Levine
Coordinator, Staying Connected Initiative, Two Countries, One Forest

Joseph Martins
Senior Fellow, Open Space Institute

Nora Mitchell
Founding Director, Conservation Study Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Kit Muller
National Landscape Initiatives Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management

Peter Pollock 
Manager of Western Programs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Julie Regan, Co-Chair
Chief, External Affairs, Tahoe Regional Planning Authority

Gary Tabor
Executive Director, Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Julie Turrini
Director and Attorney, Land, Resources Legacy Fund

Michael Wetter
Executive Director, The Intertwine Alliance

Michael Whitfield
Coordinator, Heart of the Rockies Initiative