National Conservation and Environment Sub Committee

The role of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Conservation and Environment Sub Committee is to ensure that the conservation and environment program emphasis is properly maintained throughout the Scouting program, and to ensure that adequate resources are available to support local councils as they effectively and sustainably manage the natural resources associated with council properties. The National Conservation and Environment Sub Committee consists of members who are subject matter experts and partners from federal land management agencies and environmental non-government organizations. A Scouting volunteer advocate representing each of the four BSA regions serves on the national sub committee and works to ensure the transfer of information between local councils, areas, regions, and the task force.

Members of the BSA National Conservation and Environment Sub Committee are:

Mark Rey Task Force Chairman, Michigan State University
Erica Austin National Park Service
Tim Beaty USDA Forest Service, retired
Doug Blankinship Bureau of Land Management
Preston Bruenn  The Camp Fire Club of America
Lewis E. Gorman III U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lewis E. Gorman IV U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Retired
Clark D. Guy National Park Service, retired
Earl W. Hower Izaak Walton League of America
Michael Huneke USDA Forest Service, BSA Northeast Region Representative
Howard Kern BSA Western Region Representative
Maria Parisi US Fish and Wildlife Service
George McDonald National Park Service
R. Max Peterson USDA Forest Service, retired
Robert Radspinner West Virginia Division of Forestry, retired
Mark Rose BSA Southern Region Representative
Steve Scannell Northeast Region BSA
James Schwartz                USDA Forest Service
Gary Stolz U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retired
George E. Tabb Jr. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retired
Mark W. Truax Scouting volunteer
Lizzy Watts National Park Service
Ted Weiland BSA Central Region Representative
Scott West Oregon Department of State Forestry
Rick Williams, Ph.D.  Fisheries-Conservation-Genetics
Brian R Gray National Staff Advisor, Boy Scouts of America

Have questions?  Send an email to the National Conservation Sub Committee, your regional sub committee representative or the national Conservation committee at