Steering Committee Members

Mark Brunson

Mark Brunson

Professor, Environment and Society, Utah State University.
Coordinates with academic partners; sageSTEP liaison; co-leads evaluation.

Don Major

Fire and Landscape Ecologist, Idaho BLM.
Leads website function and updates, co-leads network of experts.

Elizabeth Leger

Elizabeth Leger

Associate Professor Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada-Reno.
Leads project management.

Francis Kilkenny

Francis Kilkenny

Research Biologist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Leads development of syntheses.

Eva Strand

Eva Strand

Assistant Professor Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho.
Leads web-based training.

Christina Restaino

Assistant Professor, Natural Resources State Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno Extension.
Coordinates with extension; leads program effectiveness assessments.

Duncan Leao

Bridgeport District Ranger (acting), USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Leads field-based connections.

Beth Newingham

Beth Newingham

Research Ecologist, ARS.
Leads development of agency mentors and cadres.

Jeremy Maestas

Jeremy Maestas

Sage Ecosystems Specialist, NRCS.
Coordinates with management partners; leads field workshops.

Ryan Shane

Ryan Shane

Resource Program Manager, Nevada Division of Forestry, University of Nevada-Reno.
Coordinates with state forestry management partners.

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