Chairperson

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Dan Potter, Owner of Marsh 'n meadow outdoors

Dan Potter began serving on the Fire Council in 2018 and is the owner of Marsh 'N Meadow Outdoors in Hastings, MI. He practices conservation through the work of his company and by serving as a member on the Michigan Pheasants Forever state council. 

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Vice chairperson

Lee osterland, Michigan DNR

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Treasurer

Ryan Koziatek, Kalamazoo Nature Center

Ryan Koziatek has been active with the Fire Council since 2010 and is the Stewardship Field Director for the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Coordinator for the Barry, Calhoun, & Kalamazoo County CISMA. Ryan has previously served as Chairperson for the MPFC and Chairperson for Education and Outreach Committee.  

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Secretary

Michele Richards, Michigan Department of Military Affairs

Michele works at Ft. Custer Training Center as a natural resources specialist for Michigan Army National Guard. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Earth Science and Environmental Studies from Western Michigan University earned in 1998, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth earned in 2017. Natural resources management at Ft. Custer includes prescribed fire, invasive plant management, ecological restoration, endangered species management, avian studies and the occasional foray into wetland ecology and issues.

 
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Committees

STEERING COMMITTEE

Includes officers, committee chairpersons and any others who choose to participate.

 
 
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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Co-Chairs: Jim Fisher, MDNR-FMD and Chris Peterson, USFS

 

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Chairperson: VACANT