Seventh American Forest Congress

Many Voices -- A Common Vision

Legacy Committee

The Forest Congress Legacy Committee was formed in the summer of 1996 and has begun its work as "Keeper of the Vision" developed by the Seventh American Forest Congress. The seventeen member Legacy Committee includes representatives of the national implementation committees, some members of the former Board of Directors of the Forest Congress, and individuals who participated in the February 1996 Forest Congress gathering in Washington, D.C. The group, which represents the wide range of backgrounds and interests forest stakeholders bring to forest issues, will provide oversight, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation to local and national Forest Congress activities.

The members of the Legacy Committee are:

Greg Aplet Forest Ecologist, The Wilderness Society (CO)
Bill Banzhaf Executive Vice President, Society of American Foresters (MD)
Lynda Beam Tree Farmer, Savannah, GA
Jim Brown State Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry
Joan Comanor Deputy Chief for State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service (DC)
Jane Difley President, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Jo Ellen Force Professor, University of Idaho Department of Forest Resources
Sharon Haines Manager of Natural Resources, International Paper Company (GA)
Sandra Hill Chief of Trees & Landscape Division, Government of the District of Columbia
Tom Isle Papermaker, Potlatch Corporation (MN)
Lynn Jungwirth Director, Watershed Research & Training Center (CA)
Rex McCullough Vice President--Forestry Research, Weyerhaeuser Company (WA)
Marshall Pecore Forester, Menominee Tribe (WI)
Maria Rivera-Maulucci Educator, Environmental Action Coalition (NY)
Lou Romero Facilitator, DeLaPorte & Associates (NM)
Bryant Smith Community Forester, Baltimore Parks & People Foundation (MD)
Laurie Wayburn Executive Director, Pacific Forest Trust (CA)

To learn more about the Legacy Committee, please contact the Forest Congress Information Center at 205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, phone 203-432-5117, fax 432-3809, email:

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