Minnesota Forests for the Future

Commissioner's Advisory Committee

The Commissioner's Advisory Committee serves as a standing advisory committee to provide advice on program management and to periodically evaluate program goals, strategies, implementation, and performance. For 2009 the Advisory Committee will focus on accomplishing the Implementation Report Action Items listed in Appendix A of the program's 2008 Strategic Report.

Commissioner's Advisory Committee

Chuck Lepper, Committee Co-Chair, Northern Counties Land-use Coordinating Board

Tom Umphress, Committee Co-Chair, National Off-highway Vehicle Conservation Council

Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Forest Industries

Dennis Fink, Northern Counties Land-use Coordinating Board

Mark Johnson, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Tom Landwehr, The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota

John Leinen, North Country Trail Association

Bud Stone, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Susan Schmidt, Trust for Public Land

Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

Dave Epperly, State Forester, Director of MN DNR Division of Forestry

Laurie Martinson, DNR Deputy Commissioner


Meetings

Meetings of the Commissioner's Advisory Committee occur 2-4 times per year. Each meeting includes an opportunity for public comment. The Committee is reviewing the final draft of its Implementation Report pdf at the June 7th, 2010 meeting. This report summarizes the 2009-2010 work of the Committee to accomplish the tasks listed in the 5 year program implementation plan. The final report will be posted here after all revisions have been made in June.

When

Materials

June 7, 2010

Agenda pdf

Implementation Plan pdf

February 3, 2010

Agenda pdf

Draft minutes pdf

October 7, 2009

Agenda pdf

Draft minutes pdf

May 8th, 2009

Agenda pdf

Draft minutes pdf

January 30th, 2009

Agenda pdf

Draft minutes pdf