Committees

 
 
 
 
 
 
All MFA members are invited to join and participate on a committee!
 
Find one on the list that interests you and contact the chair person.  If no chair is listed contact John O'Reilly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFA Committees for 2013

As of April 2013

 

Chapter Relations

Objective:

To recruit and nurture MFA chapters; encourage and assist chapters in producing field days and other educational events deemed to be of value by chapter members; actively solicit regular reports on chapter activities from the chapter chairs; promote publicity for the chapters and their events through the MFA newsletter and other means, promote partnership between chapters and other organizations, such as U of M Extension, that will help the chapters achieve their goals.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Chuck Erickson

CYErick@prtel.com

218-495-3321

 

Members:

Bruce ZumBahlen

ZoomerBruce@aol.com

651-458-0483

 

 

Jim Lemmerman

jim.lemmerman@bwsr.state.mn.us

218-723-4996

 

 

Barb Spears

BISpears@q.com

651-328-0463

 

 

Stewardship

Objective:

Coordinate the annual Stewardship grant application process including:

·         Solicit applications from Woodland Committees;

·         consolidate the applications into a single document to be submitted to DNR;

·         inform committees of the results of their application;

·         monitor committees with successful applications to ensure projects are carried out;

·         ensure applications for reimbursement of funds are properly submitted to MFA’s treasurer.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Co-Chair:

Al Schacht

schacht2schacht@aol.com

(507)753-3214

 

Co-Chair:

Dennis Thompson

Dennis.Thompson@mn.nacdnet.net

Phone: 218-927-6565

 

Members:

Jim Lemmerman

jim.lemmerman@bwsr.state.mn.us

218-723-4996

 

 

Bruce ZumBahlen

ZoomerBruce@aol.com

651-458-0483

 

 

Government Relations

Objective:

To promote the interests of MFA and its members before the MN State Legislature and Government Agencies.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Bruce ZumBahlen

ZoomerBruce@aol.com

651-458-0483

 

Members:

Al Schacht

schacht2schacht@aol.com

(507)753-3214

 

 

Neal Kingsley

npkgrk@comcast.com

651-779-8730

 

 

Tom Kroll

 

 

Jim Lemmerman

Jim.lemmerman@bwsr.state.mn.us

218-723-4996/home: 218-624-3847

 

 

Curt Kreklau

kreklau@gctel.net

320-762-0553

 

  Jim Marshall
  
  Steve Early
 Earley@FrontierNet.net,
 218-283-9589
 

 

Education

Objective:

To produce and promote, both independently and cooperatively with other organizations, educational materials, classes and other events that are viewed as valuable by MFA members.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair 


Mike Reichenbach  


reich027@umn.edu, 218-726-6470

 



Neal Chapman


woodland.steward@gmail.com, 612-998-7901 

 

 

Family Spring Field Days 2014

Objective:

To produce and promote a Spring Field Days event, which will include MFA’s annual meeting, a banquet featuring Tree Farm awards, receives high marks from attendees as to “was this event worthwhile for me?”, and generates enough revenue to cover all expenses.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Co-Chair

Mike Reichenbach

reich027@umn.edu
218-726-6470


 Co-Chair

Peggy Meseroll

peggymeseroll@yahoo.com
218-879-2418

 


Membership

Objective:

Listen to members by any means possible.  Through surveys and other means, thoroughly study current MFA members, past members and prospective members … who they are and what they would like to get from an organization like MFA; to make recommendations for increasing member satisfaction; to actively promote new memberships and a high level of renewal by existing members.  Existing resources:  National Woodland Owners Survey by the U.S. Forest Service; Mike Kilgore study, Oct. 2005; MFA survey of members.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Gary Michael

Gary.Michael@state.mn.us

(507) 333-2012

 

Members:

Jerry Lenz

JLenz@cloutnet.com

320-259-8864

 

 

Neal Kingsley

npkgrk@comcast.com

651-779-8730


 

John Bathke

 John@B-Green.US

651-688-0587

 

 

Dave Davis

 

 

 

Bruce ZumBahlen

ZoomerBruce@aol.com

651-458-0483

 

 

Publications and Web Site

Objective:

To produce publications and a web site which are within budget and are viewed by MFA members as informative, interesting and professional.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

John O’Reilly

President@MinnesotaForestry.org

320-655-3901

 

Members:

Priscilla Harvala

pjhh3home@aol.com

218-879-9727

 

 

Outreach

Objective:

To bring the message of sustainable forestry to the general public, with emphasis on children.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Chuck Erickson

CYErik@prtel.com

218-495-3321

 

Members:

John Saxhaug

John_Saxhaug@Yahoo.com

612-027-5824

 

 

Angie Gupta

 

 

 

Amy Kay Kerber

 

 

 

Finance & Investment

Objective:

To judiciously watch over MFA’s assets, revenue and expenses including monitoring the performance of invested funds, presenting an annual operating budget; reporting periodically through the year on performance against budget; and, as needed, creating pro-forma projections on various scenarios being considered by the board.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Dennis Thompson

Treasurer@MinnesotaForestry.org

218-927-6565

 

Members:

Al Schacht

schacht2schacht@aol.com

(507)753-3214

 

 

Bob Sonnenberg

SFarms@LakesPlus.com

 218-385-2144

 

 

MN Forest Resource Partnership

Objective:

MFA committee members participate in this cross-industry group for their own knowledge while watching for opportunities to advance the interests of MFA and private woodland owners within the group. 

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

Curt Kreklau

Kreklau@qctel.net

320-762-0553

 

Members:

John Saxhaug

John_Saxhaug@Yahoo.com

612-027-5824

 

 

Bob Sonnenberg

sfarms@lakesplus.com

218- 385-2144

 

 

Land

Objective:

To manage and maintain conservation easements on the two properties for which MFA has accepted responsibility.  Study the easements and prepare a summary for the board on our rights and obligations under these easements.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Chair:

John Saxhaug

John_Saxhaug@Yahoo.com

612-027-5824

 

Members:

Barb Spears

BISpears@q.com

651-328-0463

 

 

Neal Kingsley

npkgrk@comcast.com

651-779-8730

 

 

Bruce ZumBahlen

ZoomerBruce@aol.com

651-458-0483

 

 

 

John Bathke

John@B-Green.US

651-688-0587

 

 

Nominating

Objective:

For the board:  Recruit candidates willing to run for the MFA board of directors.  Recommend candidates to the full board for approval.

For board executive positions:  Recruit board members to serve in executive positions: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and sergeant at arms. Recommend candidates to the full board for approval.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?




 




 




 




 




 

 

Liaison with Other Organizations

To maintain and enhance relationships with other organizations.

 

Contact Information

Willingness to Participate Confirmed?

Bemidji Area Forestry
Affairs Council

Bruce ZumBahlen
Larry Hegstad

 

Blandin Foundation  

John O'Reilly

 

 Dovetail Partners
 Dennis Thompson

 Grand Rapids Area
 Foresters
 Dave Roerick
 
 MN Assn Consulting
 
Foresters
 Bruce ZumBahlen
 John O'Reilly
 Chad Converse
 
 MN DNR
 Al Schacht
 
 MN Environmental
 Partnership
 Bruce ZumBahlen
 
 
 MN Forest Industries
 Timber Producers Assn
 Steve Early
 
 MN Forest Resource
 Partnership
 Dennis Thompson
 
 MN Forest Resource
 Council    
 Steve Earley
 
 MN Logger Education
 Program
 Bruce ZumBahlen
 
 MN State Stewardship
 Committee
 Al Schacht
 Dennis Thompson
 
 Society of American
 Foresters
 Al Schacht
 
 SWCD's and
 SWCD Forestry Association
 Dennis Thompson
 
 State Tree Farm Cmte
 Bruce ZumBahlen
 
 University of Minnesota
 Extension
 Mike Reichenbach

 USDA Forest Service
 Al Schacht
 Dave Roerick
 
 Wisconsin Woodland
 Owners Assn
 John O'Reilly