Membership and Policy Council

Nine professional members of the Guild are elected by their peers to serve three-year terms on the Membership and Policy Council (MPC). The MPC supervises the development of Guild policy and position statements and the modification of our Mission and Principles. The MPC also addresses issues related to membership and member services. The MPC holds monthly conference calls and is comprised of committees responsible for work on current projects. Elections are held for a portion of the MPC positions each autumn.

Alex Barrett

Term through 12/31/21
Saxtons River, VT

John Gunn

Term through 12/31/20
Cumberland, ME

Shane Hetzler

Term through 12/31/19
Corvallis, OR

Amy LaBarge

Term through 12/31/21
North Bend, WA

Michael Leff

Term through 12/31/20
Chesterfield, MA

Mark Jacobs

Term through 12/31/20
McGregor, MN

Nancy Patch

Term through 12/31/19
Burlington, VT

Robert Turner (Chair)

Term through 12/31/19
Bristol, VT

Bruce White

Term through 12/31/21
Raleigh, NC

Alex Barrett

Saxtons River, Vermont
802-428-4050
alexlbarrett@gmail.com

John Gunn

Cumberland, Maine
207-212-7723
jgunn@sig-nal.org

Shane Hetzler

Corvallis, Oregon
541-257-8592
shane@troutmountain.com

Amy LaBarge

North Bend, Washington
206-733-9777
amy.labarge@seattle.gov

Michael Leff

Chesterfield, Massachusetts
215-870-0605
MLeff@ecologicalconnections.com

Mark Jacobs

McGregor, Minnesota
218-330-6187 or 218-768-2914
mljacobs@frontiernet.net

Nancy Patch

Burlington, Vermont
802-524-6501 ext. 441
nancy.patch@vermont.gov

Robert Turner, Chair of MPC

Bristol, Vermont
802-453-2171
rjtco@gmavt.net

Bruce White

Raleigh, North Carolina
bwhite@gfrforestry.com

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"I hope my work to maintain policy connections and help invigorate our Model Forest Program contributes to this community of Guild foresters from whom I've appreciated guidance and support."

Alex Barrett

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"The Guild can be a strong voice for ecological forestry where that voice may otherwise be weak. I support Guild policy development and position statements addressing state or regional issues of concern."

Bruce White

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The Guild advances the concept that what forest stakeholders of diverse backgrounds have in common (the forest), is bigger than what divides them. One of my goals is to attract new like-minded members representing diverse stakeholders.

Mark Jacobs

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