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 ReyTask Force Chairman, Michigan State University
Erica AustinNational Park Service
Tim BeatyUSDA Forest Service, retired
Doug BlankinshipBureau of Land Management
Preston Bruenn The Camp Fire Club of America
Lewis E. Gorman IIIU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lewis E. Gorman IVU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Retired
Clark D. GuyNational Park Service, retired
Earl W. HowerIzaak Walton League of America
Michael HunekeUSDA Forest Service, BSA Northeast Region Representative
Howard KernBSA Western Region Representative
Maria ParisiUS Fish and Wildlife Service
George McDonaldNational Park Service
R. Max PetersonUSDA Forest Service, retired
Robert RadspinnerWest Virginia Division of Forestry, retired
Mark RoseBSA Southern Region Representative
Steve ScannellNortheast Region BSA
James Schwartz               USDA Forest Service
Gary StolzU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retired
George E. Tabb Jr.U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retired
Mark W. TruaxScouting volunteer
Lizzy WattsNational Park Service
Ted WeilandBSA Central Region Representative
Scott WestOregon Department of State Forestry
Rick Williams, Ph.D. Fisheries-Conservation-Genetics
Brian R GrayNational 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 Hornaday committee at