BOARD MEMBERS

Chair – Glen Busch

Avid outdoorsman. Environmental planner and cartographer at BIO-WEST, Inc in Logan, Utah. Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Bioregional Planning. Member of several local nonprofit organizations involved with trails, non-motorized recreation, sustainability, and environmental education. Participates in community visioning processes, agricultural preservation, and open space preservation.

Vice Chair – Steve Daniels

Steve has lived in Cache Valley off and on since 1986. He recently retired from a faculty position at Utah State University. Much of his career focus has been on natural resource policy and decision making, with special attention to rural communities. He has worked as an environmental facilitator, mediator, and trainer primarily for federal agencies.

Treasurer – Barbara Daniels

Barbara has lived and recreated in the Bear River watershed for the past 20 years. She has recently retired from Maywood IP Law as a Patent Agent with a practice focused on medical devices. Prior to that, Barbara was a planner and GIS analysis with the US Forest Service in Oregon. She enjoys hiking, skiing, gardening, weaving, and generally exploring the West with her husband and dog

Secretary – Lara Gale

Lara is an economic development coordinator for the Bear River Association of Governments and project manager for USU. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from USU. She loves the outdoors and can't imagine life without access to trails, agricultural production, and open space, so she's committed to preserving these things for future generations.

 

Board Member – Dirk Baker

Naturalist, pragmatic conservationist, researcher and photographer.  Application Scientist at Campbell Scientific, Inc.  Experienced in land and invasive plant management, agricultural, ecological and meteorological research, firefighting, carpentry, welding, among other semi-random things. Dirk earned a Bachelor’s of Science in wildlife biology and Ph.D. in weed science, both from Colorado State University and has lived and worked in Cache Valley since 2011.

Stewardship Chair – Kelly Bradbury

Originally from the Great Lakes region, Kelly has played in the mountains and watersheds surrounding Cache Valley for over 25 years and feels indebted to the many gifts this landscape provides. She is dedicated to working toward the conservation and restoration of open lands and ecosystems for the health of humans, wildlife, and nature. Kelly has a PhD in Structural Geology and is a Professional Practice Asst. Professor in Geosciences and an affiliated Yoga studies faculty at Utah State University. She enjoys trail running, hiking, biking, yoga, sitting in hotsprings or swimming in lakes, playing with her dogs and cats, and tending to her small garden and orchard. 

Board Member – Joel Ferry

Joel was born and raised in Corinne, Box Elder County and has always loved the land and community in Northern Utah. He graduated from Utah State University with degrees in Economics and Finance. He owns and operates a ranch, farm and feedlot in Corinne. He is passionate about improving, restoring and protecting critical wetland habitats in the Bear River Watershed.  He is the head of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. 

Board Member – Carly Lansche

Carly is the Statewide Recreation Planner for the State of Utah. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Ecology from the University of Utah. Conservation efforts have a near and dear place in her heart; her grandparents helped found the Henry’s Fork Foundation, an organization dedicated to conservation efforts in Eastern Idaho. She’s an avid mountain biker and loves spending time in the outdoors.

Board Member – Andy Rasmussen

Andy works in conservation as the Utah Policy Director for Trout Unlimited. Additionally he works in real estate and has been involved in planning and development in Cache County. He believes strongly in smart planning and balanced use of resources to preserve the historical character of the Bear River valley for future generations.

EMERITI 

  • Bryan Dixon

  • Christa Sorenson

  • Dave Rayfield

  • Wendell Morse

  • Laraine Swenson

  • Nathan Hult

  • Bryce Nielson

  • Paul Willie

  • Mark Brunson

  • Nat Frazer

  • Keith Meikle

  • Brenda Meikle

  • Jay Nielson

  • Kelly Anderson

 
Do you have interest in joining our board?

We are always open to considering additional board members

that share our passion for conservation in Northern Utah

Please contact us at BRLC@bearriverlandconservancy.org