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Board of Directors and Steering Committee

CALIFORNIA RANGELAND CONSERVATION COALITION, INC.

Board of Directors:  Bre Owens, Presidents;  Dave Forrest, Vice President / Treasurer;  Bill Thomas, Secretary

Staff:  Karen Sweet, Executive Director

Steering Committee:

This committee will liaison with the members’ constituencies and assist the Board of Directors to implement CRCC’s strategic plan to enhance and protect California’s rangelands and to support the ranching community and its long term viability as described in the Rangeland Resolution.

Chair, Bre Owens, Point Blue Conservation Science

Vice Chair:  Dave Forrest, Institute for Ecological Health

Karen Buhr, CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Tim Koopmann, Bill Rankin, Bill Thomas, Chet Vogt, Ranchers, CA Cattlemen’s Association

T.O. Smith, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Casey Stone, Rancher & Noelle Cremers or Jack Rice, CA Farm Bureau Federation

Michael Delbar, CA Rangeland Trust

Dan Macon or Andree Soares, Ranchers, CA Wool Growers

Sue Forbes, Cal-Pac Chapter Society for Range Management

John Sterling, Central Valley Bird Club

Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife

Robert Parkhurst or Rebecca Haynes, Environmental Defense Fund

Elly Nauer, Felidae Fund

Dave Forrest or John Hopkins, Institute for Ecological Health

Tom Hedt, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Bre Owens or Wendell Gilgert, Point Blue Conservation Science

Mark Kramer or Marcela Ochoa, The Nature Conservancy

Theresa Becchetti or Sheila Barry, Univ. of CA Cooperative Extension

Matt Hamman, US Fish and Wildlife Service