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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 – Dana Sands

Dana is the Human Resource Manager for BIO-WEST, Inc.  She grew up surrounded by the Bitterroot and Sawtooth Mountain Ranges and learned to love the simple pleasures that nature provides, from camping and fishing to watching wildlife.  Spending the past 26 years in Cache Valley, Dana has enjoyed teaching her kids to ski, traveling, and weekends home with her family.

Secretary – 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 – 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 – Shawn Milne

Shawn Milne, an adept consultant, brings extensive expertise in economic development, guiding both public and private sector ventures. Recognized for orchestrating financial turnarounds and devising strategies for sustainable growth, he specializes in negotiating incentives, advising on policy directives, and securing diverse funding opportunities.

His skillset includes experience with private, public, and nonprofit financial tools and reports, fortifying operations, and spearheading multimillion-dollar projects. He currently serves as the Economic Director for Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties.​​

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

  • Joel Ferry

  • Andy Rasmussen

  • Lara Gale

  • Barbara Daniels

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  

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