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


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

Incoming Chair

Kacey KC

Nevada Division of Forestry
State Forester and Fire Warden

2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-684-2522
Fax: 775-684-2570



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

Past Chair

Mike Lester

State Forester 
Colorado State Forest Service

5060 Campus Box Delivery, Building #1050
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5050
Phone: 970-491-6303
Fax: 970-491-7736

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 

USDA Forest Service

Lead Regional Forester / Co-Chair

Leanne Marten

Regional Forester
USDA Forest Service Northern Region

26 Fort Missoula Road

Missoula, MT 59804

Phone: 406-329-3317

Fax: 406-329-3411

Lead Regional Forester-Elect / Co-Chair Elect

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

Lead Western Research Station Director

Monica Lear

Acting 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

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