Conservation Lands Advisory Committee

Meetings
  • The CLAC will meet at least four times a year plus at least one field trip
  • CLAC will meet as needed, no more than once per month, September through April only. Meetings will be held Monday evenings, 4 - 6 p.m., or at a time determined by the group.
Agendas and Minutes
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Greenough Park Advisory Committee (GPAC) - Archived minutes prior to 2013
The Greenough Park Advisory Committee is now maintained and is a part of the Conservation Lands Advisory Committee. Resolution 7759.

Purpose
The Conservation Lands Advisory Committee (CLAC) will make recommendations on and oversee implementation of the Missoula Conservation Lands Management Plan and the 1955 Greenough Park Decree (see attached Decree). CLAC is a subcommittee of the Missoula Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) and is subject to all of its rules and regulations.

CLAC will report directly to the MPRB, which advises the Missoula Parks and Recreation Department (Parks). The MPRB is responsible for all actions of CLAC and may require this subcommittee to perform some functions, provide information or give specific advice on certain topics.
Members
  • Nine voting members
  • Three-year terms - the first terms will be staggered into one-year, two-year and three-year terms. After the initial appointments, terms shall expire on October 15th of each year with the replacement or re-appointed members beginning their terms on October 16th.
CLAC
Composed of those with a variety of expertise and/or interest in the following areas
  • Botany (especially MT native plants)
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environmental law
  • Health
  • Local history
  • Recreation
  • Recreation resource management and sociology
  • Silviculture
  • Wildlife biology
  • Wildland restoration

A representative from the Missoula Park and Recreation Board will be one of the voting members. A representative from the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and the Lolo National Forest will be included as non-voting members.

Residence
Up to three CLAC members may reside outside the Missoula City limits, but within the Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan boundaries, which is approximately a 4.5 mile radius of the City.

Appointment
Appointment is by the Missoula Parks and Recreation Board.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Chris Ryan October 16, 2012 October 15, 2015
Vacant October 16, 2013 October 15, 2016
Beverly Dupree October 16, 2013 October 15, 2016
Giles Thelen October 16, 2014 October 15, 2017
Kathleen Kennedy October 16, 2014 October 15, 2017
Kevin Verlanic October 16, 2014 October 15, 2017
John Pierce October 16, 2013 October 15, 2016
Aaron Olsen October 16, 2015 October 15, 2018
Terry Carlson October 16, 2015 October 15, 2018
Carol Fisher October 16, 2015 October 15, 2016
Vickie Edwards (Non-voting)    
Jennifer Hensiek (Non-voting)    
Authorization
Parks Board Directive

For more information contact the Department Liaison - Parks and Recreation Board - Donna Gaukler, Director.

Appointments
Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. When board members are to be reappointed, those positions are not advertised as vacant. Interested on serving on board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.