The Council Conservation Committee is charged with the promotion and implementation of environmental conservation educational efforts within the council. The committee operates as a sub-committee of the Council Camping Committee.
The members of the committee are drawn from a pool of outdoor enthusiasts from across the region:
- Individuals serving as professionals with natural resources agencies and organizations
- Conservation representatives from camp property committees
- Conservation representatives from the council’s districts
- The council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate
- Conservation minded Scouters
- Boy Scouts and Venturers who have earned a Hornaday Conservation Award
- Committee Chair – Karl Brown
- Committee Staff Advisor – Billy Riley
- District Representatives
- Cache La Poudre –
- Frontier –
- High Altitude –
- High Plains –
- Indian Peaks –
- Mountain View – Sue Followell
- Rocky Mountain –
- Three Rivers – Donna Goodsell
- Tri-Trails – Jim Schmitt
- Camp Property Representatives
- Ben Delatour Scout Ranch –
- Camp Laramie Peak – Royden James
- Camp Patiya – Tim Elliott
- Outdoor Ethics Advocate / Leave No Trace – Mark Hammer
- Hornaday Scholarship Committee – David Hattis
- Committee Members at Large
- Norland Hall
- Ken Morgan
- Bob Sturtevant
The Council Conservation Committee is to meet at least two times per year at a location and time as determined by the committee’s chair.
The Council Conservation Committee will have these special duties to be performed on an annual basis:
- Coordinating conservation efforts in the council
- Approving Hornaday Award projects and applications
- Overseeing the council’s “Gold Seal Account”
- Managing the Project SOAR program
- Awarding conservation grants
- Promoting conservation educational efforts and award programs
- Serving as the voice for conservation of natural resources within the Longs Peak Council.
- Organizing Sawyer Training and Certification classes
Conservation Committee Chair Duties
The Conservation Committee Chair will be successful when he/she accomplishes
- Has all committee membership positions filled.
- Has a minimum quarterly contact with each committee member.
- Conducts at least two committee meetings per year.
- Holds members of the committee accountable for their accepted
- Represents the Conservation Committee to the Council Camping Committee.
- Meets quarterly with the committee’s professional staff adviser.
- When all “special duties” of the committee have been performed.
- Participates in the council’s Friends of Scouting and capital fund-raising