The WFLC Executive Board

The WFLC Executive Board

The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) operates under the leadership of an Executive Board, which represents the views and interests of the WFLC members and provides a direct link between WFLC members and staff.

Executive Board meetings are held quarterly either in person or via conference call to make decisions, set strategic direction, and discuss concerns and opportunities.

The Executive Board is made up of eight WFLC members, including the four person Council of Western State Foresters Executive Committee, two USDA Forest Service regional foresters, one Forest Service State & Private Forestry director, and one Western Forest Service Research Station director.

Council of Western State Foresters

Chair

Sonya Germann

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry Division Administrator

2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-4306
Fax: 406-542-4269
Email: sgermann@mt.gov
Website: dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry 

Incoming Chair

Tom Claeys

North Dakota Forest Service
State Forester

916 E Interstate Ave, Ste #4
Bismarck, ND 58503-1227
Phone: 701-328-9945
Fax: 701-328-9947
Email: thomas.claeys@ndsu.edu
Website: www.ndsu.edu/ndfs

Treasurer

Peter Daugherty

Oregon Department of Forestry
State Forester

2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-945-7211
Fax: 503-945-7212
Email: Peter.daugherty@oregon.gov
Website: www.oregon.gov/ODF

Past Chair

Brian Cottam

Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Department of Natural Resources
State Forester and Director

1594 W. North Temple, Suite 3520
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5703
Phone: 801-538-5555
Fax: 801-533-4111
Email: briancottam@utah.gov
Website: www.ffsl.utah.gov 

Ex-officio member

Laura Schweitzer

Executive Director
Council of Western State Foresters / Western Forestry Leadership Coalition 

2255 Sheridan Blvd, Suite C-327
Edgewater, CO 80214
Phone: 303-893-0365 
Email: lschweitzer@westernforesters.org

USDA Forest Service

Lead Regional Forester / Co-Chair

David Schmid

Regional Forester
USDA Forest Service Alaska Region

709 West 9th Street
Juneau, AK 99802-1628
Phone: 907-586-8775 
Fax: 907-586-7840
Email: david.schmid@usda.gov
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/r10

 

Lead Regional Forester-Elect / Co-Chair Elect

Glenn Casamassa

USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region
Regional Forester

1220 SW Third Ave
Portland, OR 97204-3440
Phone: 503-808-2200
Fax: 503-808-2210
Email: glenn.casamassa@usda.gov
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/r6

 

Lead Western Research Station Director

Monica Lear

Station Director

USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

240 West Prospect Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-1353
Fax: 970-498-1010
Email: monica.lear@usda.gov
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/

Lead State and Private Forestry Director

Cliff Dils

Director, Forest Mgt., Forest Health, Co-Op. & Intl. Forestry
USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region

333 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-842-3242
Fax: 505-842-3150
E-mail: clifford.dils@usda.gov
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/r3