Governor Bullock has named the appointees for the new Grizzly Bear Council, according to an article on the Montana Public Radio website.
Gov. Steve Bullock Friday named the 18 members of his new grizzly bear management council. The appointees are roughly equal parts ranchers and conservation policy advocates.
Bullock selected his the council out of more than 150 applicants. The 18 he appointed include representatives from the Montana Wildlife Federation, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, Sunlight Ranch Company, Stock’s Mountain View Dairy, and Stoltze Land and Lumber Company, among others.
The group also includes a tribal member from Browning and an animal scientist from Montana State University.
Here is a list of the members:
Bret Barney, Wyola. Qualification: Livestock producer. Barney is the Range Detective and Wildlife Manager for Sunlight Ranch Company.
Chad Bauer, Missoula. Qualification: Outdoor industry professional. Bauer is Municipal Market Manager for Republic Services.
Darrin Boss, Havre. Qualification: Hunter. Boss is the Department Head for the Department of Research Centers for Montana State University.
Jonathan Bowler, Condon. Qualification: Conservation group. Bowler is the Education Director for the Swan Valley Connections.
Trina Jo Bradley, Valier. Qualification: Livestock producer. Bradley is a Rancher in Pondera County.
Caroline Byrd, Bozeman. Qualification: Conservation group. Byrd is the Executive Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
Michele Dieterich, Hamilton. Qualification: Wildlife enthusiast. Dieterich is a Teacher.
Erin Edge, Missoula. Qualification: Conservation group. Edge is a Representative for the Rockies and Plains Program for the Defenders of Wildlife.
Nick Gevock, Helena. Qualification: Conservation organization. Gevock is the Conservation Director for the Montana Wildlife Federation.
Lorents Grosfield, Big Timber. Qualification: Livestock producer. Grosfield is an Owner/Operator of a Family Cattle Ranch in Sweet Grass County.
Kameron Kelsey, Gallatin Gateway. Qualification: Livestock producer. Kelsey is a rancher in Gallatin County.
Robyn King, Troy. Qualification: Conservation group. King is the Executive Director of the Yaak Valley Forest Council.
Kristen Lime, Browning. Qualification: Tribal member. Lime is a Rancher and Pre-College Advisor for Montana Educational Talen Search.
Cole Mannix, Helena. Qualification: Conservation organization. Mannix is the Associate Director of Western Landowners Alliance and is a Rancher in Lewis and Clark County.
Heath Martinell, Dell. Qualification: Livestock producer. Martinell is Rancher in Beaverhead County.
Chuck Roady, Columbia Falls. Qualification: Community leader. Roady is the Vice President and General Manager for F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company.
Gregory Schock, Saint Ignatius. Qualification: Livestock producer. Schock is the Owner of Schock’s Mission View Dairy.
Anne Schuschke, East Glacier. Qualification: Outdoor industry professional. Schuschke is a Substitute Teacher and Expedition Leader for Natural Habitat Adventures.
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