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.

Laura Schweitzer

Chair

Term through 12/31/22
Denver, CO

Justin Hart

Term through 12/31/22
Tuscaloosa, AL

Shane Hetzler

Term through 12/31/22
Corvallis, OR

Mark Jacobs

Term through 12/31/23
McGregor, MN

Jan-Willem Jansens

Term through 12/31/24
Santa Fe, NM

Steven Olson

Term through 12/31/24
Cloquet, MN

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Term through 12/31/23
Adirondacks, NY

Mary Stuever

Term through 12/31/23
Chama, NM

Mark Vander Meer

Term through 12/31/22
Missoula, MT

Current MPC members

Meet your MPC's newest members, since 2021

Laura Schweitzer (Chair)

Denver, Colorado
307-634-3799
lauraeschweitzer6@gmail.com

Justin Hart

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
205-348-1673
hart013@ua.edu

Shane Hetzler

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

Mark Jacobs

McGregor, Minnesota
218-330-6187 or 218-768-2914
mhjacobs59@gmail.com

Steven Olson

Cloquet, MN

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Adirondacks, New York
mpatinelli@esf.edu

Mary Stuever

Chama, New Mexico
mary@foresterslog.com

Mark Vander Meer

Missoula, Montana
406-541-2565
mark@watershedconsulting.com

Jan-Willembioimg

"I would like to cultivate a strong sense of stewardship in the expanding Guild community by emphasizing that placing the forest first supports E.O. Wilson’s half earth vision and the 30-by-30 policies of the US government and the UN for the coming decade."

Jan-Willem Jansens

Santa Fe, NM
Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

"The greatest challenge facing the next generation of resource managers will be to ethically negotiate the tension between management and stewardship. The challenge taken up by the Guild and this Council will be to share the way."

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Adirondacks, NY
Mary Stuever

"I am a believer in forestry as the ART and Science of applying a deep and sincere love of the forest – learning all I can, being totally observant of what I see, listening to the wisdom of other people, of the trees, of land."

Mary Stuever

Chama, NM
Mark Jacobs

"The strength of the Forest Stewards Guild is our membership and the exceptional work they do in the forest. I feel that utilizing our “strength” to inform and raise awareness can raise the bar for the next generation of forest managers."

Mark Jacobs

McGregor, MN

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