• Chairman – 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.

  • Steve Daniels - Vice Chair: 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.

  • Barbara Daniels - Treasurer: 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

  • Lara Gale - Secretary: 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.


  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 currently serving in the Utah State House of Representatives.

  • Carly Lansche: Carly is the Regional Active Transportation and Trail Planner for Cache County, 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.

  • 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.

  • Casey Snider


  • Bryan Dixon

  • Christa Sorenson

  • Dave Rayfield


Interested in joining our board? Please contact us.