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Federal Interagency Wilderness Steering Committee and Wilderness Policy Council

Collectively, the Wilderness Steering Committee (WSC) and Wilderness Policy Council (WPC) oversee management of the National Wilderness Preservation System, the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and assist in oversight of the Wilderness.net project. Both groups include representatives from each of the wilderness management agencies and the USGS. The WSC reports to the WPC.

Wilderness Policy Countil Members

  • Christopher McAlear, Bureau of Land Management (Acting Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System)
  • Cynthia Martinez, Fish and Wildlife Service (Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System)
  • Sue Spear, Forest Service (Director, Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers) (Chair)
  • Carl Lucero, Forest Service (Director, Landscape Restoration and Ecosystem Services Research)
  • Louis Rowe, National Park Service (Deputy Associate Director, Visitor & Resource Protection)
  • Brian Carlstrom, National Park Service (Deputy Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science)
  • John Organ, USGS (Chief, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units)

Wilderness Steering Committee Members

  • Peter Mali, Bureau of Land Management (Senior Wilderness Specialist) (Vice Chair)
  • Nancy Roeper, Fish and Wildlife Service (National Wilderness Coordinator)
  • Sandra Skrien, Forest Service (National Wilderness Program Leader)
  • Roger Semler, National Park Service (Chief, Wilderness Stewardship Division) (Chair)
  • John Dennis, National Park Service (Deputy Chief Scientist)
  • Rudy Schuster, USGS (Branch Chief, Social & Economic Analysis)
  • Susan Fox, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (Director)
  • Andrea Gehrke, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center (Director)