Montana Forest Restoration Committee
Restoring Montana's Forests - A New Approach
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Montana Forest Restoration Committee

The Montana Forest Restoration Committee (MFRC) is the governing body under whose authority all work is conducted. The MFRC meets twice per year, and has the authority to approve new, Forest-level or local Restoration Committees, changes in Restoration Principles, etc. The work of the MFRC is also guided by its adopted Charter.

In addition, the MFRC evaluates pilot efforts and makes changes as necessary to better accomplish the goals of the Forest Restoration Committees. Forest Service representatives serve as ex-officio members of the MFRC.

The duties of the MFRC are to:

  • Adopt rules and policies governing its operations
  • Adopt work plans and programs
  • Enter into agreements with other agencies or organizations
  • Adopt a budget
  • Adopt official policies or positions for the MFRC
  • Review the actions of the co-chairs, the Steering Committee, and any staff
  • Undertake any other action appropriate to the mission and purpose of the MFRC

Current MFRC Members

Julia Altemus, Montana Wood Products Association
Matt Arno, Blackfoot Challenge
Scott Brennan, The Wilderness Society
Len Broberg, Sierra Club
Gary Burnett, Blackfoot Challenge 
Caroline Byrd, The Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Al Christophersen, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Orville Daniels, Citizen-at-Large
K.D. Feeback, Attorney
Rick Franke, Sun Mountain Lumber
John Gatchell, Montana Wilderness Association
William Geer, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Brian Kahn, Artemis Common Ground
Julie King, U.S. Forest Service
Jake Kreilick, WildWest Institute
Tim Love, U.S. Forest Service
Mary Mitsos, National Forest Foundation
Julia Riber, U.S. Forest Service
Jack Rich, Rich Ranches
Kevin Riordan, U.S. Forest Service 
Adam Rissien, Wildlands CPR 
Chuck Roady, FH Stoltze Land & Lumber
Tim Ryan, EthnoTech
Paul Rumelhart, Kootenai River Development Council
Gordy Sanders, Pyramid Mountain Lumber
Dan Thompson, Ravalli County Off-Road Users Association
Jason Todhunter, TriCon 
Mark Vander Meer, VanWild
Chip Weber, U.S. Forest Service
Tom Williams, Rancher

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