Dr. Ed Krumpe is Professor Emeritus of Conservation Social Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho. He has 40 years of experience in conducting research and teaching about recreation and tourism management, wilderness and wild and scenic river planning, natural resource communication, and public involvement and conflict resolution. Dr. Krumpe continues to teach "Semester in the Wild" at the Taylor Wilderness Research Station, which is located in the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Jerry’s love for wilderness and wild places began in 1958 when his uncle, then a Conservation Officer for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, took him on a two-week horse packing trip to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, camping at Dagger Falls to watch salmon negotiate the falls. Jerry has been a member of Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the Idaho Conservation League, and has served as a member of the Valley County Roadless Review Team. Jerry serves on the Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) representing conservation interests.
Jane was raised in the backwoods of Idaho, and is a University of Montana graduate. She spent 1968-72 at the Moose Creek Ranger Station within the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness before making the leap to Washington, DC, where she spent 29 years working for the U.S. Department of Education. Within a month of retirement, she bought a house in Moscow, Idaho, and returned to her roots.
Butch's Forest Service career spanned 30 years on the Sawtooth National Forest. His responsibilities included winter sports, recreation and trails. His eight year transition from career to "retirement" was spent as the caretaker of the Selway Lodge with his wife Penny. Butch is a lover of German Wirehair Pointers and is currently a fly fishing guide for Silver Creek Outfitters in Ketchum.
Ari is a professional river outfitter on Idaho's Selway and Main Salmon Rivers and is the second-term River VP for the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association. He developed a recreation-focused non-profit in Driggs, ID that is now an integral part of the Teton Valley Foundation. Ari brings a strong background of non-profit experience, an industry perspective and a commitment to collaboration and partnership.
Tom retired from his 30 year US Forest Service career in 1991. After working in various forests in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, he now resides in Grangeville, Idaho. Tom's background includes leadership in the Society of American Foresters, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board, Idaho Rivers United, National Smoke Jumpers Association and several others.
Chuck is a native Montanan. He and his family have been associated with the Forest Service, Glacier National Park and Wilderness for three generations. He is an active user of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, and the Great Burn, almost always astride his long-eared and trusty mules. Chuck is currently on the State Board of Montana Back Country Horsemen for the Bitterroot Chapter, and a past-member of the National Board of the Back Country Horsemen.
Lisa has worked for 13 years for the University of Montana's Wilderness Institute, developing and implementing national Wilderness communications strategies and supporting the National Wilderness Preservation System. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Chemistry and a Master's degree in Forestry from the University of Montana. As an avid backpacker and whitewater kayaker, Lisa is a as passionate about wilderness in her personal life as she is professionally.
Connie is a 35-year veteran of public and conservation education. After teaching in Iowa to begin her career, she headed west to the Selway-Bitterroot, where she spent ten years as a Wilderness Ranger on the Lochsa District of the Clearwater National Forest, and ten years as a Wilderness Ranger on the Moose Creek District of the Nez Perce National Forest. Connie loves connecting volunteers with projects in the woods, and works to promote and deliver common sense conservation education.
Larry is a retired fuels and fire management professional who spent 35 years working on the Payette National Forest. His experience has included international details in Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Macedonia. These travels helped reinforce his feelings that preserving our Wilderness systems and leaving it as a thriving legacy is of vital importance. Larry enjoys fly-fishing, hiking and skiing. He is a member of the National Smokejumper Association and Trout Unlimited.
Mark is a librarian and avid backpacker. Mark grew up in Kentucky and fell in love with wilderness during backpacking trips to the Appalachian Mountains during college. The opportunity to work in a library in a town on the edge of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness was a dream come true and he moved to Hamilton in 2014. He worked seasonally as a visitor services information assistant on the Daniel Boone National Forest and has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky. Mark spends as much time as he can exploring the backcountry of Idaho and Montana and is perpetually planning his next wilderness adventure.